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The mayor of Truro, a city in Canada's Nova Scotia province, is being investigated by local police for a hate crime after making a comment about a city cruising site.
Darryl Moir filed a complaint on Monday with the Truro police department, claiming that Mayor Bill Mills's comments were discriminatory.
In proposing a gate to block access to a local park earlier in December, the mayor referred to area as "pickup spot for guys from all over the Maritime provinces," reports the Toronto Sun.
Moir claims gay and straight individuals have used the park, so it was unfair to single out gay men.
Moir, who has lived in Truro for 17 years, decided over the weekend to sell his home, close his costume shop, and look for a new residence in the city of New Glasgow.
"I don't feel safe living in this community," Moir told the Truro Daily News. "I think I would feel safer and more content living somewhere else." The police are currently investigating the complaint and determining the validity of its accusation.