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House LGBT Caucus Commemorates Victims of Shooting at LGBT Nightclub

Sep 26, 2016
Press Release

1433 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Date: June 13, 2016         Contact:  Roddy Flynn, (202) 226-7572

House LGBT Caucus Commemorates Victims of Shooting at LGBT Nightclub

Washington, DC – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today is commemorating the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting by asking Members of Congress to wear rainbow lapel pins in solidarity with the LGBT community.  Sadly, many public leaders and media sources are ignoring that this attack specifically targeted a gathering place for the LGBT community; a place where LGBT people can feel community, fellowship and celebrate their identities. 

“It is outrageous that LGBT Americans continue to be the targets of such horrific hatred and violence in 2016.  You cannot look at the news today and conclude that members of the LGBT community have full equality in this country.  We don’t,” said Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01).  “I’m grateful that so many of my colleagues are demonstrating their support for LGBT Americans tonight through this show of solidarity.”

The ribbons will be available to any member—Republican or Democrat—that wishes to show solidarity with the victims, survivors, and everyone impacted by this attack. 

Please contact Roddy Flynn at 202-257-8416 or with press inquiries.

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.