On August 11 an individual shouting homophobic slurs attacked our building with a metal pipe, shattering two windows and a glass door. The person was quickly apprehended and the incident is currently being investigated as a hate crime.
The attack left me and many staffers in shock. I was angry and also sad. It was a stark reminder that even in San Francisco homophobia and violence continue to be pervasive in the LGBTQ community.