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
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.