New York Post: Gianaris calls for hate-crime probe over homophobic sign in Queens subway station

Nolan Hicks

March 15, 2019

Originally published in New York Post on March 15, 2019.

State Sen. Mike Gianaris has asked Police Commissioner James O’Neill to open a hate crimes probe into a homophobic sign discovered in a Queens subway station Friday.

“Hate is a crisis in our communities,” the Queens Democrat wrote in a statement. “I was notified by local residents earlier today of an anti-LGBT hand-drawn sign posted at the Seneca Avenue M-Train station. This is horrifying and unacceptable.”

He added: “I am asking that the NYPD Investigate this incident as a hate crime.”

The sign, which read “Kill all fa—-s” was spotted at the Seneca Street M-train stop in Queens’s Ridgewood neighborhood on Friday.

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