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Bullies target openly gay teen’s home with anti-gay slur

Bullies target openly gay teen’s home with anti-gay slur

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 16-year-old Michigan teen has become the target of bullies because he is gay, and now his home has been targeted as well.

Melanie Peabody says bullies spray-painted an anti-gay slur on the exterior of their home with an arrow pointing to her son Levi’s bedroom, reports WEYI-TV.

She and her husband tried to wipe away the graffiti, but the traces are still there.

“It does hurt,” says Levi Peabody. “As much as I don’t want to admit it, it does hurt that someone would dislike me that much to do something to my window.”

The Genesee County Sheriff’s department says they’re working with local school officials to identify potential suspects through hand writing samples.

“I don’t think anybody deserves that type of vandalism,” says neighbor Jolaina Walling.

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