The City of Delta is speaking out after a rainbow bench, intended to celebrate Pride, was vandalized over the weekend.
Rainbow benches were installed in various locations in Delta in November 2019 to show pride and support for the LGBTQ+ community.
On Monday, the city shared a message on social media, condemning the act and promising that the bench would be cleaned and restored and “back to spreading love again soon.”
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“Our rainbow benches symbolize the City of Delta’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and love for all.”
Our rainbow benches symbolize the City of Delta’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and love for all. We are more determined and resilient than those who seek to tarnish this message. The bench will be cleaned and back to spreading love again soon. pic.twitter.com/9IDKIjejZK
— City of Delta (@CityofDeltaBC) June 29, 2020
The Delta Pride Society also responded to the act and thanked the city for taking swift action.
“We at Delta Pride Society are sad to see this careless act, but when they go low, we go high. We will continue in our commitment to support our LGBTQ+ friends and families in our beautifully diverse and inclusive community. Thank you to the City of Delta – Local Government for recognizing and acting in love and determination.”