Quantcast

Charlottesville City Council Candidate Reports Anti-Gay Slurs - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Charlottesville City Council Candidate Reports Anti-Gay Slurs

Posted: Updated: Sep 2, 2011 10:45 AM EDT
James Halfaday James Halfaday

A gym owner who says he's the first openly homosexual candidate to run for Charlottesville City Council says he's been receiving anti-gay messages.

James Halfaday told the Daily Progress one of his fliers was returned Aug. 7 with a disparaging message and his face crossed out. He said he sought legal advice but was told the defaced flier didn't constitute a threat, so there was little he could do.

Halfaday said the flier is the latest in a string of attacks, including an e-mail accusing him of "promoting perversion" and an insulting Facebook message. The sender configured the message to make it look like it was sent by one of Halfaday's six opponents in Saturday's Democratic primary, but both campaigns and party officials say the opponent didn't do it.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com

  1. A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday.
Full Story
  • Memorial Services Scheduled for Gus Deeds

    Memorial Services Scheduled for Gus Deeds

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:14:50 GMT
    Memorial services for Gus Deeds, son of state Senator Creigh Deeds, are planned for the beginning of May.Full Story
    Memorial services for Gus Deeds, son of state Senator Creigh Deeds, are planned for the beginning of May.Full Story
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.