Pulse Memorial Mural at Orlando’s LGBT+ Center Defaced, Phone Lines Cut

Originally published in the Orlando Weekly.

Vandals have defaced a Pulse memorial mural on the walls of local LGBTQ+ aid organization The Center on Mills Avenue in Orlando, Florida, likely the work of white supremacists.

A poster on Reddit’s r/Orlando forum noticed the sticker had been placed recently right in the center of the mural, covering the Pulse logo. A member of the Orlando Weekly staff also saw the vandalized mural independently.

The sticker, which has since been removed as of Thursday afternoon, bears identifying information for misleadingly-named group the Patriot Front, identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist hate group.”

Additionally shitty and no-doubt-related news came from the Center’s Facebook page that their phone lines had been cut yesterday, that all but put them out of commission.

If you want to make a donation to support the Center’s mission to promote and empower the LGBT community, their online donation page is still working just fine.

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