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Equality Supporters Stand Up to Homophobia in their Community

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

WDBJ reports an inspiring story out of Roanoke, Va., where nearly a dozen local businesses rallied in support of a bullied gay student.

Between March and May of this year, Jordan Addison’s car was vandalized four separate times with homophobic slurs and other hate speech, with damage totaling around $2,500.

Richard Henegar, Jr., manager of Quality Auto Paint and Body, heard Addison’s story and organized ten local businesses to pitch in and repair Addison’s car free of charge. The upgrade included new tires, windows and a paint job, alongside a new stereo and security system.

Watch the report below, and keep an eye out for the HRC sticker on Addison’s bumper:

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