"The home of Carol and Laura Stutte on County Road 320 in Vonore was destroyed by fire last Saturday.
The word "queers" was also spray painted in large letters on their garage.
The couple feels they're victims of a hate crime, and were targeted because they're gay. They've been together for more than 15 years.
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As a lesbian that lives in the south, this story is SCARY! I truly thought things were getting a bit better in the South and then this crap happens.
If any of you are interested in helping, Pam's House Blend (an LGBT focused blog) has a story about the fire and has links where you can donate money or clothing items to the family.
I truly hope the person who did this is caught.