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:
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
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.
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