SALT LAKE CITY — Community members are rallying in support of a restaurant owned by a Utah State Senator after the restaurant says their pride flag was torn down overnight.
Derek Kitchen. D-Salt Lake City, and his partner Moudi Sbeity own Laziz Kitchen in Salt Lake City, which is located on 912 Jefferson St W.
Tuesday, the restaurant posted a picture to Facebook, saying the pride flag, which was hanging above the door of the business, was partially torn down.
“It’s so sad to walk into a place we love under such a jarring banner of hatred and microaggresion, but it won’t stop us,” the post stated. “This is a place of love, acceptance, tolerance, and community.”
Kitchen was elected to the Salt Lake City Council in 2015. He was elected to serve as a member of the Utah State Senate in 2018, representing District 2.
Sbeity took to Twitter Tuesday to speak about the incident: