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Queens College GSA vandalized with hate messages, gay slurs

Thursday, December 30, 2010

FLUSHING, N.Y. — The Queens College Gay Straight Alliance was vandalized this month with hate messages and gay slurs. So far both campus police and city police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

QUEENS COURIER

The slurs — fag, dike, dyke and tranny — were written, painted, and hole-punched into different works of art the club had completed. Club president Deborah Lolai has said she was devastated that someone could have done this.

Via the Queens Courier:

Behind one of the larger paintings, the word “dyke” was fashioned with the club’s purple duct tape (pictured). Under another painting, the word “dike” was punched in with a pin, one hole at a time.

Lolai speculated that the people who did this took their time to write the slurs in several media. The different spellings of the word “dyke” suggest that there were multiple individuals involved, Lolai said.

“The way whoever did this . . . makes it a lot more terrifying,” said Lolai. “Thinking about someone sitting there and poking the wall is really creepy and really scary.

Queens College President James L. Muyskens said that the college does not tolerate homophobia or any kind of harassment.

“I assure you that anyone found to have committed such acts on our campus will be held accountable,” he said.

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9 more reader comments:

  1. um yep I wish people would leave us be and grow up we are people to damn

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:31am
  2. why can’t poeple learn to use their powers for good not evil ???

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:32am
  3. Cause SOME people (bigots) have nothing better to do except make themselves look bad by talking/making up BS about gays. GET A HOBBY OR SOMETHING!!! >:-(

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:36am
  4. The GET A HOBBY OR SOMETHING!!! bit was directed towards the bigots.

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:40am
  5. not cool…

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:54am
  6. I think I would have been actually offended except for the fact that these are college students and they can’t even spell “dike” correctly LOL

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:21pm
  7. So many queens, so many slurs….. Idiots will always slur…. we queens WILL overcome!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:51pm
  8. they sure picked a rather lame way to be mean about it.. vandalizing art?… soooo “gay”..

    Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1:17pm
  9. lol, they spelled it dike. haha. dumbasses

    Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 8:06pm