Hate crimes: Homophobic flyers appear on UWF campus

November 2, 2017

Someone has distributed flyers containing homophobic slurs around the University of West Florida main campus.

UWF President Martha Saunders sent this email to students, faculty and staff:

Dear faculty, staff and students:

University officials are actively investigating an incident of vandalism that was found on the Pensacola campus yesterday evening. We understand that the messages displayed may have generated concern and fear for some in our community.

At the University of West Florida, we are committed to ensuring our institution is a safe and respectful environment for all. We do not tolerate acts of hate or prejudice targeting members of our community.

The University provides resources on campus to support you, such as the Office of Equity and Diversity at or 850.474.2059 and Counseling and Psychological Services at and 850.474.2420.

I encourage our entire community to continue ensuring UWF is a place where everyone knows they belong.

Please report suspicious or concerning activity you may observe on campus to UWF Police at 850.474.2415.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Martha D. Saunders

Yesterday, Inweekly reported on Anti-Catholic posters placed at the entrance of St. Joseph Church.


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  • selina malloy November 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    A sizeable numb er of reported “hate crimes” (like the threats against Jewish Synagogues by an African American make seeking revenge against a girlfriend and an israeli youth) have been documented to be the result of fraud or other motive other than “hate”. I’m sure that UWF surveillance cameras will identity the culprit.