Vandals Desecrate Gay Texas Man’s Memorial to Orlando Victims – VIDEO

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One gay Texas man’s tribute to victims of the Orlando terror attack has been repeatedly vandalized in an apparent hate crime.

Scout Register, 20, erected a rainbow flag outside his family’s home in Tomball, a conservative suburb of Houston, in the wake of the attack. But less than 24 hours later, the flag was stolen.

Register, a student at Texas Tech University, immediately replaced the flag. “You can take my flag, but you’re not going to take my pride,” he told KHOU-TV.

But the second flag was also stolen, and this time it was returned hours later — cut, burned and spray-painted with a swastika.

“They threw the flag out and were yelling gay slurs and other profanities, honking and screaming,” Register said.

Register posted a photo of the desecrated flag that’s been shared more than 3,200 times on Facebook.

“This kind of backfired for them,” he said. “Now I feel stronger than I did before. … This just makes me want to put out as many flags as I can. You’re not going to stop me.”

Watch KHOU’s report below.

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