A Colorado-based lesbian couple fears for their safety after allegedly becoming targets of a frightening hate crime.
As Colorado's KWGN is reporting, Aimee Whitchurch and her partner of four years, Christel Conklin, found "Kill the Gay" scrawled in red spray paint across the garage door of their Parker condominium last weekend. A day later, a noose was found on their doorstep.
"You get words like 'homos' or 'you're going to burn in hell' and things of that nature, but 'kill the gay?' That's a threat against our lives so it was overwhelming," Whitchurch explained. "The noose is where it really became shocking and scary."
Whitchurch and Conklin also confessed to other problems, such as complaints from neighbors who claim they do not pick up after their dogs, with their homeowners association at the Parker condo complex -- many of which they believe may be motivated by homophobia. In addition, the report also pointed out one neighbor who has allegedly filmed the couple from a window. Although the association has covered over the hate message, the couple believes the haphazard paint job is yet another example of the harassment they have to live through in the neighborhood.