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NYC Gay Center's Flag Burned

NYC Gay Center's Flag Burned

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The staff at the LGBT Community Center of New York City arrived at work Wednesday to find that a rainbow flag that once flew in front of the building had been burned.

According to a press release, police were called, and investigators from the hate-crimes unit and the center's local precinct were dispatched to the crime scene.

"We at the center will not stand for anyone who thinks they can come into our community and try to intimidate us," center executive director Glennda Testone said in a statement. "We work hard to create a safe environment and provide a safe space for all LGBT New Yorkers. Hate and intolerance against us will not be accepted in New York, and it is so important the center is a safe space in our city."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at (800) 577-TIPS.

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