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Monday, June 13, 2016

San Francisco Pride Official Statement on Orlando Shootings

SF PRIDE: I have been to many.many San Francisco Prides, including the cover pic I am in with my Spousest. We are watching Pride together in the Viewing Stands when we had that pic taken. I have watched it, marched it many many times.

Here is San Francisco Pride's Statement about the shootings.
                -In Determination. 


JUNE 12, 2016




There is a giant hole in our hearts as we learn of the act of terrorism and hate against the LGBTQ community that has unfolded at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our sympathies and thoughts go out to the victims, their families and friends, and our LGBTQ brothers and sisters around the world.  

Our democracy is built upon the right of freedom of assembly, freedom of belief, and freedom of speech. A terrorist gunman filled with hate attacked the LGBTQ community in Orlando and took the lives of innocent men and women. This was an act of cowardice and callousness.

President Obama was right in his statement: Orlando is an act of terror and hate. It is an especially heartbreaking day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. But this is not only an attack against our community-which has fought and won so many historic battles for civil rights-it is an attack on democracy itself. 

We must remain strong and vigilant in the face of such hatred. We must be good to one another, we must speak up for one another, and most importantly we must look out for one another. As members of the LGBTQ community, as Americans, and as those who believe in freedom and the rule of law, we must continue undeterred in our quest for full and equal rights for everyone. We are unbowed and unbroken by this attack, and will continue on in the memory of those who lost their lives for simply expressing their true selves.

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