Friends and neighbors participated in a fence painting party in Everman to cover anti-gay graffiti that was painted on the fence at the home of Justin Ryan Hudgins and Ben Allen.
First, the graffiti that said “Burn FAG” was turned into Born FABulous. But then the wood fence was painted white.
The police chief and the fire chief and his wife also stopped by to show their support. The police chief assured the couple that the department is keeping an eye on the house.
About 20 friends and neighbors helped with the painting. Hudgins said additional people who were walking or biking stopped when they saw the group painting — withe some having a hot dog and a drink and painting for five or 10 minutes.
Hudgins said he doesn’t think the graffiti was connected to the catering hall incident.
“That’s more scary to think of someone tracking me down,” he said.
Among the people who helped paint was Fairness Fort Worth Treasurer David Mack Henderson.
“These guys are amazing at turning something sour into something sweet,” said Henderson.
Henderson said a straight couple from Plano came with their son to teach him a lesson in standing up for people and doing the right thing.
For more photos from the fence painting, check out WFAA’s report.