In a strong statement, Mayor Louis Aliot expressed his condemnation of the recent homophobic vandalism targeting the premises of the LGBT 66 association. The incident, which occurred two days ago, involved the defacement of the façade with insulting tags.
Mayor Aliot voiced his support for the association and emphasized that such acts of homophobia have no place in the city's streets. He called for a swift investigation to identify the perpetrators and ensure they face severe consequences under the law.
The LGBT+66 association, dedicated to defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other individuals in Perpignan, has once again fallen victim to vandalism. This time, their modest headquarters at the Saint-Mathieu social housing residence bore the brunt of the attack.
The staff arrived on Monday morning to find their welcoming space defaced with hostile tags, explicitly targeting the community. The words "No to your propaganda," "Gays," "Bi," and "Trans" were deliberately covered in black paint, erasing all contact information as well.
This latest incident has sparked outrage among local activists and community members, who are calling for increased efforts to combat homophobia and protect the rights and safety of marginalized groups.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the vandalism, working diligently to bring the perpetrators to justice. The community stands united against such acts of hatred and discrimination, emphasizing the need for solidarity and acceptance.
The LGBT+66 association continues to provide essential services and support to the community despite the setback. They remain resolute in their commitment to fighting for equality and advocating for the rights of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.