LGBTQ Latinx Groups and Allies Reaffirm Their Resolve to End Violence Against Marginalized Communities Following the Orlando Tragedy

LGBTQ Latinx Groups and Allies Reaffirm Their Resolve to End Violence Against Marginalized Communities Following the Orlando Tragedy June 20, 2016 We, the undersigned, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Latinx organizations and allies make the following statement in the spirit of education and with the purpose of honoring the more than 100 people who were murdered or injured at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12th during the LGBT establishment’s Latinx-themed night. We call on…

Muslim-LGBTQ Unity Statement in Response to Divisive Rhetoric After Orlando Shooting

Muslim-LGBTQ Unity Statement in Response to Divisive Rhetoric After Orlando Shooting June 21, 2016 As members of the LGBTQ and Muslim communities in America, we are joined in solidarity, grief and outrage at the horrific attack that unfolded in Orlando on June 12. Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and the LGBTQ communities, particularly LGBTQ Latino communities. In this moment of immense sadness and outrage, we stand together united against fear, hate and…

LGBTQ and Gun Violence-Prevention Groups Call for Hate and Terror to be Disarmed Following Orlando Shooting

LGBTQ and Gun Violence-Prevention Groups Call for Hate and Terror to be Disarmed Following Orlando Shooting   JUNE 16, 2016 As U.S. government leaders continue to grapple with addressing gun violence-prevention following last weekend’s homophobic massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, LGBTQ and gun violence-prevention advocates and activists are calling for more stringent checks to keep guns out of dangerous hands. The Orlando tragedy, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, highlights how vulnerable LGBTQ communities are…

LGBTQ Groups Call For Unity In The Wake Of Orlando Shooting

LGBTQ Groups Call For Unity In The Wake Of Orlando Shooting JUNE 13, 2016 We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many more who were wounded during Latin Night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Their lives were lost or forever altered in this devastating act of violence targeting LGBTQ people. Our hearts go out to…

Labor Statements on the Attack in Orlando

Here are the latest statements by Labor organizations and Unions. This list will be updated as more are released. AFL-CIO Florida AFL-CIO SEIU Florida Central Florida AFL- CIO IAFF AFT (AFSCME) Lee Saunders Machinists Union (IAMAW) SEIU AFA-CWA IATSE APALA NEA TWU CWA NYSUT UNITE HERE CBTU LCLAA AFGE ATU USW UA UFCW OUTreach UFCW Canada Black Workers for Justice Working America UAW IAMAW District 142 UAW 2865 CLUW SAG-AFTRA SAG-AFTRA National LGBT Committee OPEIU Local 2 NYU AWDU Rochester…

Reflections on a Love Warrior for Justice: Memories of Tom Barbera by SEIU President, Mary Kay Henry

Reflections on a Love Warrior for Justice: Memories of Tom Barbera by SEIU President, Mary Kay Henry Tom Barbera was a love warrior for justice and a dedicated activist who dealt with real issues impacting the lives of working men and women at SEIU Local 509 in Massachusetts. There was no job too small or too big that he wasn’t willing to tackle. I loved his wicked sense of humor and his insistence on what was fair and just. Tom had a strong belief in equality and the right of people to love who they love without…