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Family says video captured people vandalizing Pride flags at their Rye home

The Massey family says no serious damage was done to their property, but they are most upset about the words of hate that were caught on camera.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2021, 12:27 AM

Updated 1,091 days ago

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A Rye family says a Pride flag was vandalized at their home during Pride Month.
The Massey family says no serious damage was done to their property, but they are most upset about the words of hate that were caught on camera.
Stacey Massey says some young kids who probably thought they were being funny and that it was no big deal, saw that her family supports gay people and said, "eff the gays, eff the gays," and threw the sign across the lawn.
She says the four people also dragged a tree branch onto their front lawn, knocking over other Pride flags.
Massey put the video on social media to raise awareness that there is hate at home. She says we need to work harder to eradicate it.
She wants to find the perpetrators - not to punish them, but to educate them.
The incident comes just after Rye officials allowed the Pride flag to fly over City Hall after some disagreement.
Despite the hate, their flag is back up now.
Police are looking for other surveillance footage to better identify the perpetrators.
Local LGBTQ+ leaders say they are happy to educate them if caught.


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