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Man disparages Pride flag, then kills shopkeeper in California | BBC News |

Feig - known for films such as Bridesmaids as well as the Freaks and Geeks TV series - said his friend had been shot after confronting the suspect for ripping down the flag.

In an Instagram post, he said he was "devastated" for Ms Carleton's family and the LGBTQ+ community, "for whom Lauri was such a true ally".

"This intolerance has to end," he wrote. "Anyone using hateful language against the LGBTQ+ community has to realise their words matter, that their words can inspire violence against innocent loving people."

Local group Lake Arrowhead LGBT said the incident marked a "very sad day" for the area and that Ms Carleton, a "friend and supporter", would be "truly missed".

She was "murdered defending her LGBTQ+ Pride flags in front of her store", the group wrote in its own Instagram post.

"Lauri did not identify as LGBTQ+, but spent her time helping & advocating for everyone in the community."

Store Owner Shot Dead by Man Angered at Her Rainbow Flag | Newsweek |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 20th, 2023 at 05:16:57 PM EST
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