Apartment in Chicago’s Rogers Park hit with homophobic graffiti again

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CHICAGO — An apartment in Rogers Park, a neighborhood on Chicago’s far north side, has been hit with homophobic graffiti for a second time.

CBS 2 Chicago reported that police are investigating both times as a hate crime. the first was on Sept. 9, the other on Sept. 17. The graffiti had been scrawled beneath a window with an LGBTQ Pride flag.

The TV station reported that someone was arrested in connection to another graffiti incident. Kartik Kulkarni, 22, has been charged with misdemeanors over pro-Trump graffiti along Greenview.

According to CBS 2, police had not confirmed if Kulkarni was connected to the anti-LGBTQ markings and that detectives were investigating.

That part of Rogers Park is home to a few LGBTQ spaces, including a clinic of Howard Brown Health, the Gerber-Hart Library and Archives, the Leather Archives & Museum and some LGBTQ owned businesses.

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