Remembering and Honoring Pulse: Gun Violence and Anti-LGBTQ Violence

January 19, 2022|Human Rights Campaign
The horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando changed the U.S. LGBTQ community forever, catalyzing a movement to prevent gun violence and combat hate. In memory of the lives lost, a report spearheaded by Equality Florida and the Human Rights Campaign dives deep into the intersection of anti-LGBTQ bias and the persistent threat of gun violence. The report reveals that more than 28 hate crimes involving firearms occur in the U.S. every day, while 21% of transgender youth report having been threatened with a weapon on school property.