Washington, DC – Today Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, condemned a homophobic attack against out LGBTQ candidate Justice Horn. Horn’s campaign sign was defaced with a homophobic slur July 4th weekend in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Recent anti-LGBTQ attacks from officials serving at the highest levels of government empower bigots across the country to espouse hate openly. The reality is that out LGBTQ candidates of color bear the brunt of much of this animus. We stand firmly with Justice and unequivocally condemn this homophobic attack. Hateful acts like this make it abundantly clear that progress is not linear and should never be taken for granted. This is a reminder for the LGBTQ community and our allies that the fight for equality is far from over and that we must enter this election with urgency and strength. The stakes could not be higher.”
Justice Horn is currently running for Jackson County Legislature, District 1. If elected, he would be the first out LGBTQ county official in the state of Missouri.
LGBTQ Victory Fund
LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve.