Senator Dave Min Condemns Hate-Filled Flyers Targeting LGBTQ+ and Jewish Communities in Huntington Beach
(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) - Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) released the following statement to vehemently condemn the reprehensible distribution of hate-filled flyers targeting the LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities in Huntington Beach neighborhoods. The latest in a series of anti-Semitic flyers, the incident follows a pattern of hate-filled rhetoric that has led to banning the LGBTQ+ Pride Flag at local municipal buildings and a new surge in anti-LGBTQ+ hate incidents reported throughout Orange County.
“Early this morning, residents in Huntington Beach woke up to find their doorsteps adorned with flyers spewing messages of hatred and intolerance. I am deeply disturbed by this blatant act of hate targeting HB’s LGBTQ+ and Jewish residents. It’s such cruel irony that during a time meant for celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the actions of a repugnant few continue to define Huntington Beach as a place that is unwelcome to diversity, inclusion, and tolerance. If we are going to repair the reputation of Surf City, now is the time to look at the root problems that are driving this crisis of hate.
As an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, I urge Huntington Beach residents to disavow the toxic hate that has made its way from the dais in City Hall to yet another doorstep in our community. Now is the time to make clear that our community loudly denounces hate and that LGBTQ+ and Jewish people are welcome, valued, and safe here.”
If you received flyers with hate and/or anti-Semitic messaging, or need to report any hate incidents or crimes, please contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714-960-8825. You may also text OCHATEACTIVITY to 898211 or fill out an online form at: hatecrime.211oc.org.
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