The billboard promoting a Pride festival was found ripped in pieces at the Long Island Rail Road station in Bellmore, and the president of the LGBT Network said it wasn’t just mischief, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported Tuesday.

“This is more than vandalism, it is hate. It is meant to sent a message of fear. It’s meant to send a message to the Long Island community of don’t come to Pride, be afraid, and it’s gonna do quite the opposite,” David Kilmnick said.