Respond to Hate-Motivated Attack on LGBT Center
On the morning of April 14, 2010, our friends at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center arrived to find a torched rainbow flag draped on the front of the building. We've partnered with the Center on the Transgender Health Initiative of New York for many years, and continue to hold our monthly Health Initiative meetings there. We are extremely concerned about this act of hate.
It must not be tolerated. Actions like this are menacing to our community and can lead to an environment that inspires further acts of hate, including verbal attacks, property damage and physical violence. Showing our solidarity now will empower our community and send a message to the public that we will not be intimidated or threatened.
The Center has partnered with Gilbert Baker, the Rainbow Flag's creator, to bring together our community and unfurl a new 20 foot long flag that will drape the building . On Wednesday, April 21st at 5:00 pm we will gather together as one to respond with courage and unity.
We need to come together to show that we cannot be intimidated. Please join us and demonstrate the true power of community!
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Where: In front of the Center, 208 West 13th Street, Manhattan (map)