Rally supports gay man

wva_1224Huntington, W.Va. — Over a dozen people rallied on Dec. 4 in support of a gay man, Robert Campbell, who had his house vandalized with red paint dumped on his porch and anti-gay slurs written on his door. His gay pride flag was taken down as well. Demonstrators used the opportunity to denounce homophobic bigotry, and while at least four slurs were hurled their way from passersby, the overall reception from the public was positive. Groups involved in the demonstration were the Appalachian Left; Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Fight Imperialism, Stand Together; the Huntington Unitarian Church; and Workers World Party.

Photo: Samantha Gahm