Press release from the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission:

The Humboldt County Human Rights Commission (HCHRC) has just been made aware of incidents of hate speech and threats of violence against the LGBTQ community. If the alleged attacks or threats are fully credible, and we understand they are, our Commission considers such behavior to be unacceptable and wishes to condemn those involved in such activities. Recently a family-oriented Halloween Party was disrupted in Eureka by a group of people who appear to have had intimidation as their goal. Likewise, a citizen hiking the Hammond Trail found a derogatory sticker attached to a bench.

The HCHRC is charged with eliminating discrimination throughout our county, and we try to call out anyone who attacks the rights of others. As chair, I will place this issue on the agenda of our next meeting, November 3, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and comment on any agenda item. The Commission also operates a phone message line for any questions, comments, or suggestions (707-268-2548). A commissioner will return your call if you leave your phone number. It is an obligation of all members of our society to demand that ignorant and uninformed actions be rejected.

Jim Glover
Chair, Humboldt County Human Rights Commission
707-268-2548 (Voicemail only)