Almeria gay rights leader targeted

HOMOPHOBIA has reared its ugly head in Almeria.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown against the residence of the president of a local   LGBT rights organisation last Thursday.

Alejandro Gala heads up Ola LGTB + Almeria and became the latest target of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Spain.

Gala was reportedly on the terrace with this father when an unidentified individual threw the missile at his house. Fortunately, the homemade device ricocheted off some tree branches and exploded on the street where it caused a small fire, which Gala put out himself using his garden hose.

This is not an isolated incident, said Gala, who has lodged an official complaint with the National Police. It appears he has fallen victim to homophobic attacks ever since he decided to come out while in high school.

Stones and bottles have reportedly been thrown at Gala’s residence, breaking windows, and unknown persons have gone so far as to spray-paint homo-phobic slurs on his house walls.

Ola LGTB + Almeria condemned the attack and encouraged victims of homophobia to come forward and lodge complaints with the police.   

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