Hate Crimes At W.E. Trans Support’s Community Centre Under Investigation

Monday February 22nd, 2021

Posted at 4:16pm

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Photos from W.E. Trans Support.

Three incidents of hate crimes are being investigated at W.E. Trans Support’s Community Centre location at 1435 Tecumseh Road East.

On Monday, February 15th, a racist symbol and an offensive homophobic word were found on the front windows.

On Saturday, February 20th, more swastikas, homophobic slurs, racial slurs, and anti-police statements were reported to have been written on the windows.

On Monday, February 22nd, the building was once again spray painted, and a rusted brake rotor from a vehicle was thrown through the front window, shattering the glass, damaging their new floors.

“At WE Trans Support, we loudly speak out against transphobic, homophobic,racist, sexist, misogynistic, islamophobic, ableist, and bigoted hate speech, violence, and hate crimes. We will not back down in the face of these acts of hatred, and we will not let it stop us from the important work we do to support the health and wellness of our queer and trans community members, our families, friends, and allies,” said a statement Alexander Reid, Executive Director.

Damage will total thousands of dollars for window replacement, floor repairs, and shatter-proof glass. They have started a GoFundMe to raise funds for these repairs.

Anyone in the area with surveillance cameras is asked to check their footage for any suspicious persons or activity.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4343, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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