Palo Alto residents are outraged over anti-gay flyers posted around the city.
And now, Palo Alto’s city council is taking action. This comes as the Bay Area is celebrating Pride Week.
At the library, they are having a Pride Month theme with displays of books. But this is one of the three locations the anti-gay posters were spotted.
We don’t know who put them up, but the city council is working to find out.
It was spotted on Sunday–Father’s Day. It was a poster with a photo of a man and three children.
Under the photo says, “Part of what a father does is to protect his children. Someone is trying to seduce your kids sexually. This is happening here, now.”
An arrow after “now” points to the Palo Alto City Library logo. They were found all over Mitchell Park–in the bathrooms by the tennis court, magical bridge playground, and at a nearby crosswalk.
Palo Alto’s city council is speaking out against the poster.
The mayor of Palo Alto issued a statement addressing these homophobic posters, saying while the speech is protected by the First Amendment, the sentiment is disturbing.
The mayor says it’s important to call them out and reaffirm the city’s commitment in making everyone feel welcome.
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