The “all day” message on Darla Crane’s Facebook page started in August 2017 and has been shared more than 100,000 times.
It was a response to a post she had made in response to comments she had received about the sexual orientation of a friend.
“I have been living with a friend of mine who has a boyfriend and I love him very much,” she wrote.
“I have two sons, and I feel that my boys need a father and mother.
I want to be a good mom for them and I want my boys to have a daddy who is loving, kind and gentle.”
Darla wrote that she felt she had to tell her friends.
She told her friends she was gay, but did not specify that it was for her children, according to a police report obtained by Al Jazeera.
A week after posting the message, Darla went to the police station to file a complaint.
The police were told that they could not contact Darla because she was in a mental health facility.
They told her to call her boyfriend and ask him to come out to her.
Darla told police that she was “in love” with her boyfriend, and that she did not want to have any contact with him.
“All day darlas, darles love,darling love,darlas darle love,” Darla wrote.
After reporting the harassment to police, Darlas father, James Crane, said his son was shocked to hear of her abuse.
I am not a bigot or a homophobic, he said.
He was also shocked to learn that the person who wrote the abuse was also a member of the transgender community.
Crane said his daughter, who is transgender, was in the process of changing her name.
James Crane said he was in contact with Darla after she reported the abuse to police.
“My daughter was very upset that her boyfriend has been harassing her,” he said, adding that he and his daughter had been discussing how to protect Darla.
“[She] was very concerned about her boyfriends behaviour towards her and it was very upsetting.”
Crane added that his daughter was “deeply affected” by the abuse.
He said he would not have done what he did if he did not know what the message meant.
“I am really concerned that she had been abused, she did,” he told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.
“And I think it’s very important that all children feel safe and they’re not bullied.”
The ABC contacted Darla’s father and brother, but had not heard back by time of publication.
Al Jazeera has contacted Darlasa Crane for comment.