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The George had a great response to the homophobic, Nazi vandalism on its wall

“No one can dampen our Glittery, Britney Spears lyric filled hearts on days like these…”

YESTERDAY MORNING, IT emerged that the exterior walls of The George – Dublin’s oldest and most iconic gay bar – had been defaced with homophobic and Nazi graffiti overnight.

The Gardaí have launched an investigation into the incident and the chalk graffiti was wiped clear by midmorning:

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Taking to Facebook yesterday afternoon, The George’s response was defiant and unequivocal on the two-year anniversary weekend of the marriage equality referendum:

Thanks for all the support and messages today. We are shocked and truly disheartened to see our building vandalised especially with the anniversary of the equality vote this weekend. But at times like these our community has come together in support like it always does <3 we won’t let this ruin us celebrating today’s anniversary.

And they followed it up with another post last night:

“Home is where the heart is <3 join us tonight as we get together to celebrate the YES vote anniversary… no one can dampen our Glittery, Britney Spears lyric filled hearts on days like these… we’ll see you on the dancefloor later”

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Both updates have attracted thousands of likes and hundreds of shares in the past 24 hours – as people want to show their support for and rally around The George at this difficult time.

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