Allegheny UU Church Holds Rally

Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, PIttsburgh, PA, and the Delta Foundation held a “Hope Against Hate” rally at the church after a medical office on the North Side of Pittsburgh was defaced with a homophobic slur. Speakers included Dr. Stacy Lane of Central Outreach Wellness Center, Candi Castleberry Singleton of the Dignity & Respect Campaign, Pittsburgh Black Pride, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and Rev. David McFarland.

The event garnered quite a bit of press including several articles and videos that can be accessed online:

Rally held against defacement of LGBT-friendly banner on North Side

Determined to transform a “message of hate” to a “message of hope,” about 75 people attended a rally Sunday that involved signing their names and well-wishes on a North Side banner that had been vandalized Friday with words derogatory to the homosexual community.
From the post-gazette.com

‘Hope against Hate’ rally held at LGBT health care provider

From Channel 4, ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh

Defaced LGBT Sign Prompts Rally For Acceptance
The Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church is taking a stand against hate, while calling for diversity and acceptance.
From the local CBS affiliate.

Rally held after business sign defaced with LGBT hate speech

A rally was held Sunday after a North Side business sign was vandalized with LGBT hate speech on Friday. Dozens of people gathered to show their support after a sign at the Central Wellness Outreach Center’s was found with LGBT hate speech.
From WPXI in Pittsburgh

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