Originally published: Sept. 22, 2009, 7:56 a.m.
Updated: Sept. 24, 2009, 7:10 a.m.


GREENSBORO — Hundreds of students from Guilford College and other area schools attended a vigil to protest anti-gay hate letters left in a dorm for a Guilford College student last week.

The letters, which included anti-gay slurs and death threats, were left for a student in Bryan Hall. The letters were reported the to the dean of students.

About 400 students gathered Wednesday night for a vigil on the corner of Friendly Ave. and New Garden Rd. Students from other area schools also attended. The Pride organization at the nearby UNC-Greensboro canceled their weekly meeting and encouraged their members to make the short trip to Guilford.

According to Fox 8 WGHP, a first note was attached to the victim’s door on last Monday. Containing slurs and a death threat it also read “nobody wants your kind on campus.”

Last Thursday, another note was dropped into the student’s window. It contained similar derogatory slurs and read, “”You don’t deserve life like the rest of the world. It’s bad enough with out all the gay crap pulling people down. It’s sick, unnatural, and death is almost too good for you. Almost.”

The vigil was presented by Guilford Pride and the Guilford Peace Society.

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.