Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

SF LGBT center director describes attack on building


Damage at San Francisco’s LGBT Community Center (Photo: Advocate)

Someone with a pipe broke windows and a glass door at San Francisco’s LGBT Community Center in August while “shouting homophobic slurs,” Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe said Tuesday in a piece published in the Advocate magazine.

The person, whose name Rolfe didn’t provide, “was quickly caught, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime,” she said in an email blast.

“This attack is a stark reminder of the pervasiveness of violence in the LGBT community – even in progressive places like San Francisco – and why we must continue to work to help prevent it, especially around violence fueled by homophobia and transphobia,” Rolfe said.

She described the $6,000 bill to repair damages as “a hefty and painful price tag, particularly because it takes money away from vital services supporting LGBTQ youth,” and other needs.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, September 7, 2016 @ 4:49 pm PST
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