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Allegheny UU Church Holds Rally
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRFZXj5XnJk

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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