The tragedy that occurred yesterday in Orlando, Florida was horrific and heartbreaking. There are no words that can describe what the families of the victims are going through, but we stand with you. This act of violence was a hate crime, not just an act on the behalf of ISIS. I am not saying we should disregard the role of the pledge he made to ISIS, but he made it moments before he attacked the club. This monster knew which group he wanted to attack because there was so much hate and evil in him.
The LGBTQ community has faced so much and it continues to bleed everyday. We need to continue to fight against the violence and hate. The government needs to act on making stronger gun control laws, better yet, get rid of them completely.
I stand with the victims and their families, and with the LGBTQ community. My prayers are with Orlando.