Deep sorrow in the face of Orlando massacre

Lavender Health - LGBTQ Resource Center

We join our many friends and colleagues in healthcare in expressing our utter grief and sorrow over the brutal shooting in the Orlando nightclub where hundreds of LGBTQ people were gathered. As President Obama notes in his remarks to the nation (see full video of this remarks below), “this was a place that was more than a nightclub, it was a place of solidarity and empowerment, where people come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights.”  Tragically, this is the most deadly shooting in American history, and shows the extent of the horrid hatred that threatens our communities every moment of every day and night.

This is also a reminder of the great courage that we must all call forth in responding to not only this incident, but the prevailing climate of discrimination and hatred in which we live our daily lives…

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