An Orlando digital traffic sign flashed an awful message Wednesday morning…
The Orlando Police Department said that the sign “appeared to be tampered with” when it was flashing in bright orange,
KILL ALL GAYS”
The Orlando Sentinel reported that cops received a report of the suspicious sign roughly around 4 a.m. Authorities are investigating the homophobic threat.
Outside for the last four days, the sign was meant to alert drivers of potential delays due to a 5K fun run planned for the weekend. The message and sign have since been taken down.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said,
Hate has no place in Orlando and this disgusting display is not who we are as a community. To Orlando’s LGBTQ+ residents and visitors: you are respected and valued here.
And we won’t be deterred in our efforts to ensure that our city is inclusive for all.”
I just checked again and it IS 2023…
Alright, this got me. I’m sitting in my bedroom at 2 AM, when I have an exam in the morning, bawling my eyes out. What have we become? This is not the Florida that I know. pic.twitter.com/uZ2aAWTetD— Jack Petocz 🏳️🌈 (@Jack_Petocz) May 18, 2023
(via The Daily Beast)