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COVINGTON, Ky. – This Ohio River city, across the water from Cincinnati, has recently been plagued by reports of hate crimes against the LGBT community.
Now comes word that someone apparently supportive of the National Alliance, a white separatist group founded by William Luther Pierce of Hillsboro, W. Va., has illegally posted dozens of anti-gay hate fliers in Covington’s Mainstrasse neighborhood, where there is a significant LGBT presence.
The hate fliers were posted on windshields and poles, and local police are investigating. The fliers violate the city’s sign ordinance and fines range from $100 to $500 per violation, up to a maximum of $10,000.
Police and city officials say they are worried about the flier’s message and the rise in violence against the LGBT community.
The lengthy flier rants against homosexuals and contains many anti-gay slurs, even makes references to serial killers Jeffery Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy.
On Saturday night, hundreds of area residents rallied at six bars in the Mainstrasse to raise money for an anti-hate crimes campaign.
The National Alliance has been associated with the neo-Nazi movement, and its members are continue to glorify Adolf Hitler while hating Jews, gays, blacks and other minorities. According to the Wikipedia, the group has about 2,500 members in 2002 and an annual income of $1 million.