Kentucky town rallies behind woman whose home was vandalized with anti-gay graffiti
BEREA, Ky. — When Whitney Preston found her new home that she shares with her wife and son in a central Kentucky college town vandalized one morning with the words “lesbian” and “lesbo” spray painted on her property, she felt her world grow a little smaller.
“I was aggravated,” Preston said of the event that occurred in Berea, Kentucky, less than an hour south of Lexington. “I’m new to the neighborhood and I didn’t know anyone and then I found my property had been vandalized.”
Preston, most recently from Paintsville, Kentucky, said she knows not everyone is supportive of her marriage and family and that the incident only compounded the feeling of isolation she felt in a new home with new neighbors and not many friends.
To make matters worse, Preston had to deal with the hurtful situation on her own as her wife, Madison, is currently in boot camp with the United States Army.