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Boston Law School LGBT Group Vandalized with Vulgar Graffiti

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The office of the Lambda Law Students Association at Boston Law School was vandalized over the weekend by someone eager to demonstrate the breadth of their potty mouth vocabulary, Above the Law's David Lat reports.

One Lambda Law member told the blog that it isn't the first time: "This seems to indicate a systemic issue that the undergraduate body has with racism and homophobia, as opposed to a reflection on the law school’s students or administration. I have never encountered anything but openness and acceptance at BCLS and refuse to believe that this recent incident was committed by a member of our community."

Dean Vincent D. Rougeau released a statement:

The cowardly act of vandalism that was discovered this morning is reprehensible and runs counter to everything we stand for as a law school. We are working closely with the Boston College and Newton Police in the hope of resolving the matter, which occurred over the weekend in an unlocked room in an unlocked building. I have attached a copy of letter that I have distributed to all members of the BC community.

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  1. FRIG and MILF? Hilarious. Are we sure this isn't some sort of art piece?

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jan 23, 2013 7:52:20 PM


  2. The vandal sounds like a thirteen year old who just figured out his parent's password to the internet.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jan 23, 2013 7:55:34 PM


  3. Something's fishy here....

    Posted by: Paul | Jan 23, 2013 7:56:29 PM


  4. I sometimes get a little nervous with these things because my fear is that it is someone in the LGBT community seeking attention. Doesn't happen often but it has happened before.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Jan 23, 2013 8:03:45 PM


  5. This is kind of weird. Not many straights know these sex terms. Im just glad "rosebud" isnt up there.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 23, 2013 8:04:06 PM


  6. I would agree with BobbyJoe except I work with thirteen year-olds and not one of them could spell all those words correctly.

    Posted by: Katie | Jan 23, 2013 8:04:37 PM


  7. Sounds like someone wrote down the categories from a BitTorrent porn tracker and then added some more terms found there

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 23, 2013 8:06:08 PM


  8. Sam, I had to check Urban Dictionary for "Rosebud." LOL. I was close but not exactly on target.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Jan 23, 2013 8:12:19 PM


  9. None of these are even bad words!

    Posted by: Feral | Jan 23, 2013 8:18:27 PM


  10. The weird thing is that not many of the words in that picture are insults or derogatory. (I just noticed two on the far right, and maybe the flag was put up to cover some.)

    Most just describe sexual acts (with a few exceptions like "hardcore"...??). There are plenty of ways to insult gays more directly. I agree that this story seems a bit odd.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 23, 2013 8:26:31 PM


  11. Looks more like trolling by a 12 year old that learned new words while playing Call Of Duty on Xbox Live.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jan 23, 2013 8:38:36 PM


  12. agreed, odd. and the handwriting is SO NEAT. kudos for penmanship, at least. haha, PENMANSHIP.

    Posted by: shane | Jan 23, 2013 8:45:26 PM


  13. It's an odd story, and one would believe the flag itself would have been defaced if a homophobic statement was wanted to be made. Whoever did this is clearly very immature, and it seems like a trolling act more than a hate incident.

    Posted by: Francis | Jan 23, 2013 8:45:48 PM


  14. Yeah, um, there isn't one word on there that is a derog term for gay people. Something isn't adding up at all, as in whoever did this wasn't trying to slam gay people.

    Posted by: Michael | Jan 23, 2013 8:45:54 PM


  15. When I saw the word "rosebud," the first thing that came to mind was the brand name on a young Charles Foster Kane's sled in the film Citizen Kane, a name Kane muttered as he expired at the start of the film, with the rest showing reporters interviewing people in the hope of finding out what "rosebud" meant.

    Seriously, though, the article claims the building was unlocked. It could have been kids from the area, not necessarily students.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 23, 2013 8:47:01 PM


  16. I think someone just decided to write all my favorite words on a wall. It's a crime but is it a bias crime?

    It did remind me of my favorite part of watching All in the Family reruns, mentions of the Reverend Felcher.

    Posted by: Joe Bua | Jan 23, 2013 8:48:35 PM


  17. if life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

    so rather than be upset, let's all use these terms as fun plans for the weekend!

    i call dibs on the interracial rimbjobs!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 23, 2013 9:03:50 PM


  18. Well, the students see this as an incident targeting them so at the very least, especially considering there has been an issue with graffiti before supposedly, it's something to take into account. It looks like the flag itself was moved to the middle of the wall, so perhaps it's blocking more hateful words. The LGBT students in this group say they're keeping the words on the wall and using it to remind people hate exists, and as a learning experience.

    Hopefully the vandals are caught because regardless of who it is, no-one should feel as if they're targeted.

    Some of these words are TOO gay-oriented/non-mainstream for me to think some random young straight kid(s) would know them, unless they had a list from urban dictionary. Like frig, felching, creampie. It's odd. I wonder if surveillance is available.

    Posted by: Francis | Jan 23, 2013 9:10:00 PM


  19. An unlocked room of an unlocked building. And they're LAW STUDENTS, preparing for careers dealing with the dregs of society. Ummm...

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jan 23, 2013 9:11:10 PM


  20. This looks like a set from a gay haters episode of SVU. And apparently they threw in MILF just for funsies.

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 23, 2013 9:25:47 PM


  21. Obviously written by one person using several colored markers, all caps, all categories found in porn sites, gay, straights and in-between. If a law student did this, it's a poorly thought-out way to get attention to the 'office' and 10 bucks says he/she won't pass the bar.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jan 23, 2013 9:53:53 PM


  22. This story is misleading. This did not happen at Boston Law School, but Boston College Law School. BCLS is located on a separate campus from the main BC campus, one that also has the majority of the freshman dorms on it. Most likely this was not the act of a law student, but of a freshman from the undergraduate community,

    Posted by: ATXtall | Jan 23, 2013 10:03:40 PM


  23. looks like my web search history.

    Posted by: alguien | Jan 23, 2013 10:06:08 PM


  24. i'm not white, LITTLE KIWI. call me.

    Posted by: shane | Jan 23, 2013 10:23:45 PM


  25. Ya so, I like doing most of the things on the wall (not muff diving sorry)so ...what's the point?

    Posted by: NE Rich | Jan 23, 2013 10:26:18 PM


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