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CAMBRIA, Calif. -- Anti-gay slurs were spray-painted on a Cambria house three times this week, shaking the community known for its openness and inclusion.
It’s the community’s first hate crime in recent memory, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.
Volunteers from American Legion Post No. 432 have twice helped the male victim — a member of the post — paint over the slurs, one of which read “fag from 432.” The other two simply read “fag.”
The hardest part for the victim, who said he’s suffered related incidents in the past ranging from vitriolic letters and calls to a broken window in his truck, was that his home was targeted.
“This time, he attacked my home,” the man said.
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