NTF Statement on Orlando Shooting and Resources for Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

June 14, 2016

“The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence joins the nation in mourning the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on Latinx night in Orlando, Florida. As organizations committed to ending violence and hatred, we condemn this heinous act and stand in solidarity with the LGBT and Latinx communities, as well as communities of color as a whole. This was a hate crime motivated by homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and racism, made easier by access to weapons of mass murder. We stand firm in our call that these phobias and prejudices – and those to which they are connected, including islamophobia, xenophobia, and sexism – have no place in our society.   We grieve for the loss of so many lives in Orlando. And we join with those working to increase safety, dignity, and equality for LGBT communities and for us all.” We encourage you and your agency to support your local LGBTQ+ community, now and as we continue to work to end violence. You can show your support by:

If you have any questions about the impact of this tragedy on sexual violence prevention or how you can respond in your community, please do not hesitate to contact NCCASA at info@nccasa.org or 919-871-1015. Together, we will continue to work toward a violence-free society for all.]]>