Police investigating potential hate crime at Jersey City LGBTQ center

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Police are investigating a potential hate crime at the Hudson County Pride Connections Center in Jersey City after a vandalism incident occurred this morning.

Photo via hudsonpride.org.
Photo via hudsonpride.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“At 10:40 a.m. this morning, the Hudson Pride Connections Center’s Jersey City facility was vandalized. The incident happened before staff arrived and is being investigated as a bias crime,” the organization wrote on their website.

The message also said the group is working with both local and state authorities in the matter.

“As an integral part of the region for the past 24 years, we know that this unsettling act does not, in any way, reflect the truly caring nature of our community. Although saddened and angered we will not be deterred and will work harder than ever to continue providing a home and voice for the LGBTQ community.”

HPCC has been a staple of the Jersey City LGBTQ community for 24 years and has been an integral part of the city’s annual pride parade – which began in 2000.

This story will be updated when more information is available.