Another Hate Crime Committed Against LGBTQ Center In Las Vegas

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas
The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas (image via Facebook)

The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, which serves the greater Las Vegas area, shared via social media that their facilities had been vandalized for the second time in three months.

“We woke up today like any other day, but on this day we’re met with a reminder as to why we are still needed,” read the Facebook post. “The second act of vandalism to our Center in three months.”


“Hatred will not stop us, it shows us more and more that we need to stand taller, shout louder and love harder,” continued the statement. “We are The Center.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Metropolitan Police Department has released two videos showing the vandal and a person of interest. The video shows a man spray-painting the homophobic slur “FAG” onto the building’s door.

The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 20 and 25, approximately 5’9″ tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and dark shoes.


Metro Police told NewNowNext they are investigating the vandalism, but declined to say when asked if the incident is being viewed as a hate crime.

Instinct previously reported on an arson attempt made in June captured on surveillance video. The suspect was recorded trying to rip down a Stonewall banner from the front of the Center’s entryway. Failing in that attempt, the video showed him setting fire to a palm tree nearest the building.

The Center also reported a propane tank was found near the tree.

Anyone with information regarding the recent vandalism are asked to call Las Vegas Metro Police at 702-828-4314.


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