Responding to the violent attack on the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida which has claimed the lives of 50 people and injured at least 53 others, Kieran Rose and Margot Slattery, the co-chairs of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) issued the following statement:
“We offer our deepest condolences to the families, loved ones and friends of the victims and survivors of the brutal attack on LGBT people in Orlando, Florida. We share the sense of shock and horror that so many people in Ireland are feeling as the news of the terrible events unfolds”.
We know that LGBT people in Ireland, their families, and Irish people generally, share the revulsion and horror at this awful attack and will decry hate crimes against LGBT people anywhere in the world.
We offer our solidarity to the grieving LGBT community in Orlando and to LGBT communities all across the US who are reeling in shock at this brutal attack.”