Vandals struck San Francisco's The GLBT
History Museum on Monday morning.
Officials say vandals shattered two of
the museum's large plate glass windows shortly before 5AM.
America's first-of-its-kind museum
opened last year in the heart of the city's gay neighborhood, the
Paul Boneberg, executive director of
the GLBT Historical Society, the organization which runs the museum,
expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support the group has
“That support speaks to the important
role the museum plays in advancing understanding of GLBT history and
culture,” said Boneberg in a statement.
Boneberg labeled the attack vandalism,
saying that no theft occurred.
“It's clear that this was vandalism.
We don't know who smashed the windows or why they did it.”
“When the alarm sounded at 4:50 this
morning, the security firm immediately summoned the San Francisco
Police Department and notified our staff, who were on the scene very
quickly,” Boneberg explained. “In short order, the broken glass
was removed and the windows were boarded over.”
Total cost of the damage is not yet
can be made at the museum's website.