An LGBT centre in Wales has been targeted by two anonymous men with ‘STOP AIDS’ posters, the police are appealing for help identifying the offenders.
The poster, featuring a traffic-sign of two stick men having sex and the text “STOP AIDS”, was stuck to the front of The Unity Group LGBT Centre on Swansea’s high street. The Unity Group provides support and services for the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Trans* communities in Wales.
Unity Project CEO, Andrew Davies, said :
“It’s a very uneducated kind of poster,” “My staff were more surprised and shocked than me — me being a bit older than the rest of them, I’ve been through all of this in the past — it did frighten them. I’m quite thick-skinned and a lot of it bounces off me, but when they are attacking the centre, it is the whole community that is being attacked.”
The South Wales Police investigating the hate crime have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to concerning the incident.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said:
“Police in Swansea are appealing for information to trace two men after an offensive poster was put up in High Street in the city centre. The poster was left at the Unity Project which provides support and advice to members of the LGBT community.
The matter was reported to police and officers are appealing to anyone who recognises the two men in the CCTV pictures to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call South Wales Police in Swansea on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 1600105388
For more on the Unity Group please visit: www.unitygroup.wales
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