The Mayor of San Luis Obispo revealed of the incident which happend to her last week as the vandals damaged the Pride symbols she decorated her house with. The mayor had been flying a rainbow flag from her house, while a sign in front of her house to show her support to equality rights. : “A rainbow flag typically associated with LGTBQ rights, hanging outside my home was burned and left in front of my home,” Mayor Heidi Harmon explained, “In addition, a yard sign that was in support of civil rights for all in my yard was slashed. It is disheartening more than anything to see this type of negative action when I believe that so much can be accomplished through meaningful dialogue, even when there are differing opinions.”
“We are in a time in history where personal attacks have been normalized on a national level, and we see that type of behavior replicated across the country. This is uncalled for and unacceptable. The City Council recently adopted a welcoming city ordinance deeming San Luis Obispo a welcoming and inclusive city. Anything that does not promote and support inclusivity on all levels for all people is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We live in a time that calls for us all to work together through our differences of opinion and belief systems, to embrace marginalized people groups and practice committed compassion and equality,” the mayor went on.
The Mayor added that she is with everyone in her city, especially with those who are abused, offended or discriminated. She added that she wants her city to be a comfortable and welcoming spot for everybody.