We at Liberate are shocked and saddened at the dreadful news about the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando
The massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub early yesterday has been described as a “domestic terror incident,” with at least 50 dead and 53 injured, officials said, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The shooter has been identified by officials as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie County, Florida, a U.S.-born citizen with Afghani parents. After the shooting began, he called 911 to pledge his allegiance to ISIS, according to law enforcement officials.
Our chair, Pippa McCathie, is hoping that this tragic event can leave a positive legacy:
“I would urge people to use their anger at what happened in a positive way. To encourage people to campaign, inform and educate those who don’t understand what it’s like for those in the LGBT community and their families.”