Tag Archive | gay shootings

#WeAreOrlando: HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

#WeAreOrlando: HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

On Friday last (17th June) the Human Rights Campaign  (HRC) unveiled a tribute to those lost in the horrific Orlando shooting. Before dawn, HRC began installing images of all 49 victims of Sunday’s attack in its front windows, creating an 8-story composite image that carries the message “We Are Orlando.”  HRC has also put together a memorial with […]

Federation Of Gay Games: Orlando Tragedy Statement

Federation Of Gay Games: Orlando Tragedy Statement

As the world mourns the tragic events that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando this past Sunday, 12 June 2016, the Federation of Gay Games family extends its condolences and support to the victims, their families, friends and associates, and the citizens of Orlando, Florida. This act of violence directly impacts the global Gay […]

Religious Leaders Respond To Orlando, Embracing LGBTQ Community

Religious Leaders Respond To Orlando, Embracing LGBTQ Community

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, the Human Rights Campaign in the US has pointed out that religious leaders have stood united against hate and in support of the LGBTQ community. Prominent Christian religious leaders have preached compassion and understanding. The Rev.  Al Sharpton wrote in a Huffington Post blog post that he has […]

Don’t Forget: Orlando Book of Condolence 3rd and last day!

Don’t Forget: Orlando Book of Condolence 3rd and last day!

Don’t forget that today is the third and last day for signing the Book of Condolence for the victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shootings in Florida. The Book of Condolence was opened for members of the public to sign on Monday and Tuesday of this week. It will also be open today, Wednesday 15th […]

Opinion: The Orlando Shootings Were Homophobic, Whether You Like To Admit That Or Not‏

Opinion: The Orlando Shootings Were Homophobic, Whether You Like To Admit That Or Not‏

Stephen Donnan writes that the Orlando shootings were homophobic in nature, and not attacks against the ‘wider community’. It gives me absolutely no pleasure to write this article as 50 people lie in morgues in Orlando, Florida. Most of them are like me – openly LGBT+ and I have to say my blood ran a […]

Irish LGBT organisations on Orlando tragedy – Silent vigil tonight, Monday from 18:45, in Dublin

Irish LGBT organisations on Orlando tragedy – Silent vigil tonight, Monday from 18:45, in Dublin

As reports continue to come in about the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Ireland’s three National LGBT Organisations BeLonG To, GLEN and TENI made the following statement: “We are all in shock at the horror unfolding at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Speaking on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people […]

Comment: We Cannot Allow the Orlando Shootings to Defeat Equality

Comment: We Cannot Allow the Orlando Shootings to Defeat Equality

Scott De Buitléir: The Pulse shootings in Orlando are now America’s biggest homophobic attack, but we can’t allow that to intimidate us.