The Real Tragedy of the LGBT Youth Shelter Vandalized In Queens

Sure, it’s obnoxious that the shelter for queer youth, operated by the Ali Forney Center, was targeted in a graffiti attack. But while the vandals tagged the building with the words “We don’t want gay people here,” they also wrote on the building’s front door: “Gay shelter.” Really. Pointing out the obvious is all you’ve got? I’m so tired of vandals sneaking around in the night writing dumb juvenile shit on our stuff. If you’re going to torment the fags, at least get creative and write a poem about sin or draw a mural depicting us eating da poo poo. C’mon, you’re better than this!