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Gay, Jewish NY State Sen. Says Swastikas Carved on Home

Wednesday November 16, 2016

A New York State Senator who is Jewish and openly gay said he discovered two swastikas carved into the apartment building where he lives with his husband and daughter, ABC 7 NY reports.

State Sen. Brad Hoylman lives on Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village and took to social media Tuesday night to share the incident and blamed it on the presidential election of Donald Trump.

"Swastika found in my apartment building this evening in Greenwich Village," he tweeted. "Anti-Semite named to #Trump White House post. Connect the dots."

ABC 7 NY repots Hoylman's neighbor was the first to discover the hateful carvings.

On Facebook, the lawmaker posted a photo of the swastika and wrote the NYPD Hate Crimes unit is investigating the incident.

"This comes three days after swastikas were drawn on the doors of nearby students at The New School," he wrote. "Meanwhile, Stephen Bannon, an anti-Semitic, white nationalist has been named as the senior strategist to President-elect Donald J. Trump. Connect the dots."

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to respond to Hoylman.

It was reported Tuesday that a gay student in Texas was attacked for wearing high heels as he left a bar Saturday night. He also suggested the attack was inspired by the Election Day results. Read more about that here.

Below, read Hoylman's Facebook post in full.

[H/T Towleroad]