Broward Green Party: We express our deep sympathy to the victims and loved ones of the Pulse Night Club Massacre in Orlando, Florida.

Silvie Suri-Perez/ June 13, 2016/ Uncategorized

Words cannot express the enormous sense of loss in our hearts tonight.  Almost a year to the day of the Charleston, South Carolina A.M.E. church shooting, we find ourselves again mourning the death of sisters and brothers because of hatred and ignorance.veroxybd.comПарапеты

Last night’s massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida exposes the homophobia and transphobia which enforces heteronormativity in our communities. The current streak of states introducing anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation is reprehensible and must be strongly challenged by all those who oppose oppression and discrimination.

We also condemn the ease with which mainstream outlets associate such heinous acts with the Muslim community. The vitriol that permeates our national discourse today is a product of the excessive coverage given to right-wing extremists on our public airwaves. Media moguls focus on sensationalism fuel this violence. They have no regard for morality and only consider ratings in their decisions to spread malice. Finally we cannot ignore the failures of U.S. domestic and foreign policies. In its professed effort to rid the world of “terrorism”, the U.S. has only exacerbated the threat globally. Our military’s endless wars, nuclear weapons proliferation and drone programs undermine basic principles of compassion and love for our neighbors.

Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of those injured and killed today. The Orlando Massacre is a deadly reminder that homophobia runs rampant in United States. We as a nation, and as a human family, must do much more to open safe and effective spaces and protect the flourishing of our LGBTQIA+ communities. We stand in solidarity with the struggle to end homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression that have caused death and suffering throughout history.