Campus Pride issues statement on Orlando Mass Shooting: “We must never forget – and we must also take action.”

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Campus Pride issues the following statement in response to the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, :

pulse“The Orlando deadly mass shooting is the largest in our country’s history and reminds us how vulnerable we are to these attacks. ¬†We send our love to all the loved ones and families of victims. ¬† LGBTQ people were the direct targets of this shooting and we must never forget. ¬†We also must not whitewash this attack and we must recognize¬†the direct harm to our Latinx and allied members of our community. ¬†Queer people of color and transgender members of our community face higher rates of harassment and violence. ¬†Together we must hold ourselves accountable to address the systemic violence in our society. ¬†We must never forget – and we must also take action.”

Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org.

 

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