Openly gay Pennsylvania legislator Brian Sims had an unusual approach when a random stranger trolled his Facebook page with some homophobic hate. Sims called the troll's grandmother to discuss her grandson's ugly behavior (details here).
She was not pleased and sympathized with Sims. He then wrote a response on the hater's own Facebook page:
"I can’t tell if you’re just a really dumb little boy or an angry bigot, but I know for sure that you shouldn’t have posted you grandmother’s telephone number on your Facebook page so many times. She and I just had a very disappointing chat about you. We’ll talk soon."
The interaction was picked up by the media and went worldwide within hours.
Sims was 100 percent in the right. The only way to shame people out of hate speech is to speak out against them.
And on an entirely superficial note, Representative Sims is one very hot piece of eye candy, as you can see from his photo below.