“George is a core member of our team and our entire staff and board were horrified to hear of this terrible hate crime,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California. “This was an attack on someone who confronts bigotry and hostility as part of his job, and who works every day to make the world a better and safer place for LGBT people. If it can happen to George in a place that we think of as a refuge for the LGBT community, it can happen to anyone, anywhere. In spite of the victories of the past 10 years, we still have so much work to do.”
Palm Springs police are searching for two white males, one described as stocky, with red hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact Palm Springs police at 760-323-8116, or Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).