Unfinished Lives

Remembering LGBT Hate Crime Victims

North Carolina arson case is a hate crime

An EDGE Boston article tells the story of Melvin Whistlehunt, whose house was burned down as part of an anti-LGBT hate crime.

On November 7, Whistlehunt received an urgent call at work warning him his house was burning. When firefighters arrived, they discovered signs of arson and an anti-gay slogan spray-painted on the brick of the home. The conflagration reached such severity that 28 firefighters and seven trucks were needed to bring the fire into control.

None of Whistlehunt’s property survived the blaze.

Additional information is available in this article at the Observer News Enterprise of Newton, North Carolina.

November 15, 2008 - Posted by | Arson, gay men, Hate Crimes, North Carolina, Slurs and epithets, Uncategorized, vandalism

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