More violence toward to the LGBTQ community! These flyers were sent to Nashville gay bars last week with the acronym and images of the Statue of Liberty (L), a gun (G), a beer bottle (B) and Trump (T). Btw, the gun pictured in the flyer, an assault rifle, is similar to the one used in the shooting at Pulse.
Melvin Brown, owner of Stirrup Sports Bar, found the flyer in his bar’s mailbox calling it “disturbing”. Brown told NBC News.
“We live in a post-Pulse world in the LGBTQ community, especially in the bar scene. To see somebody send a postcard that had a picture of the weapon used in one of the deadliest assaults in this nation’s history, and one that happened at an LGBTQ bar, and to send that image to LGBTQ bars, to me is not a coincidence.”
The flyer was sent to at least four gay bars in the area with the return address an empty parking lot with #MAGA as the sender.
Chris Sanders, executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project, said the flyers were mailed to intimidate. Many gay bars — including Stirrup’s — are hosting voter registration drives.
“This has a very aggressive tone about it. It doesn’t use many words, but it uses a lot of images I think are meant to threaten us. The community’s message back is, ‘Yes this is frightening, but we’re going to turn out and vote regardless.’”
Kris Mumford, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said there is no investigation at this time but that the department has dispatched additional officers to patrol Church Street and other areas where gay bars are located.
Brown said said if the intent was to “scare” the LGBTQ community, “it won’t work.”
“It will galvanize. People will respond in ways that are positive and uplifting, because that’s the way we choose to live our lives.”
After the pipe bomb sent to the Clintons, Obama & CNN, Jim Carrey sums it very well in the quote below.
(via NBC News)