A gay Norfolk resident reported today that a homophobic bumper sticker was anonymously placed over a rainbow pride sticker on her automobile sometime last night.
On a Facebook post, Cynthia Moore posted the photo above and wrote, “This was put on my car at some point last night. I’m not sure if it was while I was at work at MJS Tavern or while I was parked by Public House, but it makes me angry and I feel like I should let people know SOMEONE is out here being hateful and spreading it around.”
A version of the graphic was traced to Vanguard America (VA), a white supremacist group that opposes multiculturalism and believes that America should be an exclusively white, heterosexual nation. James Alex Fields Jr., the man convicted of murder in the Charlottesville massacre, is a known member of the organization.
The VA version includes a QR code that leads to a dead site and the line, “Brought to you by: Vanguard America.”
A quick online search turns up an archived page of the VA web site that attributes “known statistics” to support their claims and insists that they make those claims “from an understanding of data about the LGBT clique that is not reported on in the lying press.”
Cynthia reported to OutWire757 that the sticker was not on her car when she reported to work at MJ’s Tavern at 5 PM. She discovered it about 10 AM today. Her car was parked on a public street outside her girlfriend’s home off Chesapeake Boulevard overnight.