The billboard was found torn down the center on Monday on the platform of the Sunrise Highway LIRR station, said David Kilmnick, chief executive and president of the Woodbury-based LGBT Network.
Kilmnick said the poster, promoting the upcoming Long Island Pride Festival in Long Beach, was targeted for its message of inclusion and was meant to “send a message of fear.”
“There’s no question in my mind that this was not an accident,” Kilmnick said at a news conference Tuesday at the LIRR station. “The poster, which had been up for less than a week, was intentionally targeted.”
Three other advertisements next to the Pride Week posters, including for Molloy College and a local property tax reduction firm, were not damaged.