Photo: Painting graffiti hate in Cabbagetown

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Maybe they had enough of MondoHomo’s alternaqueers and their art. It could have been one renovated bungalow too many. But someone offers a simple, if unoriginal, slur on a wall in Cabbagetown.

For what it lacks in originality, it delivers with clarity: “Street art is for fags.” The all caps message is painted in black on a wall on Wylie Street near its intersection with Tennelle and Carroll streets. It’s graffiti painted over a fresh coat of paint that was covering — what else? — more graffiti. It’s not far from the infamous Krog Street tunnel, which is a point of pride among many urban dwellers for its creative tags, murals and event announcements.

This time, though, the “artist” went for the jugular. It’s a reminder that even in the gay-friendly environs of the big city, bigotry is only a paint can away.


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