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Police Unresponsive as Gay Arizona Couple with Kids Terrorized by Frightening Homophobic Attacks: VIDEO


A gay couple with four children in Gilbert, Arizona are being terrorized in a series of attacks. The series of attacks has escalated from banging on windows, to burning bushes, to anti-gay notes left on cars, to breaking into the family home and writing graffiti on the house's walls.


A poster on Democratic Underground writes:

Roy and Felix are an interracial couple - Felix is hispanic, Roy is white. A couple of the kids are Hispanic.

They recently moved to Gilbert from North Phoenix - every since then, they have had items burned on their lawns, racist and anti-gay notes attached to cars, people pounding on their doors in the middle of the night, yelling at them, and finally, a break in where graffitti was sprayed in the house last week.

Police have been called 9 times - and each time, Roy and Felix were made to feel as if the problem was their fault for being gay, hispanic, having handicapped children, etc.  Roy and the kids are too scared to stay at the house - and are now staying with his sister.  Fortunately, friends of the couple have mobilized - starting a facebook page, contacting media, local officials, etc. It is helping - Felix had a meeting yesterday with the Gilbert Hate Crimes Unit, and with Gilbert Internal Affairs. Congressman Flake's office has been in contact.

Watch NBC12's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Mormon culture, eh? No surprise. It's pretty interesting how these social conservative loons in this area actually are so alarmed at a couple that has the AUDACITY to be in an interracial, same-sex couple. And their kids are handicapped? That's just a bridge too far for these Mormons, I guess. Gay, Hispanic, handicapped, this family is not perfect enough to be treated with respect by the citizens and police of Gilbert, Arizona.

    Posted by: Francis | May 30, 2012 2:44:38 PM

  2. Get a lawyer. Follow his advice and sue the police for failure to serve and protect. You will win.

    Posted by: Tonic | May 30, 2012 3:08:38 PM

  3. Buy a gun and blow those @ssholes away!!!

    Posted by: Neto | May 30, 2012 9:09:57 PM

  4. Gay AND Latino in Arizona? Good luck to this lovely family, they're gonna need it there.

    Posted by: deniz | May 31, 2012 1:27:26 AM

  5. Gilbert is a hillbilly community, this family should move back to Phoenix

    Posted by: Ty | May 31, 2012 10:14:07 AM

  6. I moved out of Gilbert because my partner and i didn't feel safe. The police did nothing, and even asked my Hispanic partner if she spoke English. Gilbert is terrible.

    Posted by: gogurl1103 | May 31, 2012 12:24:39 PM

  7. No matter what folks may like to think, it ain't all about The South. Hate knows NO boundaries.

    Posted by: Billy Bonney | May 31, 2012 3:58:28 PM

  8. Comme on le voit dans l'image, Jake Gyllenhaal s?r, c'est un ventilateur aviateurs! Non seulement est-il sportifs ses aviateurs Ray Ban, comme d'habitude (il est presque toujours photographié avec la même paire), mais il est correspondant à son look avec une capuche qui se lit: "Nation Aviator".

    Posted by: lunette ray ban pas cher | Jun 10, 2012 10:40:23 PM

  9. My partner and I just moved to Gilbert and were astonished to hear about this. Does anyone know the FaceBook support page??? This is really scary for both the kids and the father's. No one should EVER have to go through this! They have ever right to defend their familyas they see fit and the police department is ridiculous here. I see them patrolling all the time, hmm wonder why? TO mess with the community to prove their manhood and support their sick comminuty!!! We will not be here for long, that's for sure. ALthough we have not encountered any issues our self and respect others beliefs as long as they respect mine. Do what you have to do to protect that beautiful family of yours!!!!

    Posted by: James | Aug 23, 2012 2:43:01 PM

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