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GLMA Stands With Orlando

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GLMA Statement on the Mass Shooting in Orlando

AMA Policy Resolution on Gun Violence

LGBT Organizations Issue "A Call for Unity"

Support the Local Community through WeAreOrlando

GLMA Statement on the Mass Shooting in Orlando

In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, an attack on a gay nightclub that left at least 49 dead, including many members of the LGBT Latinx community, GLMA President Jesse Joad and Executive Director Hector Vargas issued the following organizational statement:

“GLMA's thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando and to their loved ones. Our community often seeks safe space and community in bars and clubs like the one targeted this weekend, making this senseless tragedy even more heartbreaking for members of the LGBT community.

“The events of this past weekend are an all too sad and devastating reminder of the work we must still do together to end the hate and violence LGBT people continue to experience. It is work that we must do with integrity and conviction and, most of all, in solidarity with communities who also are targeted for hate and violence simply because of who they are.

“As an organization of health professionals, GLMA’s thoughts and deep appreciation are also with our colleagues in the health professions in Orlando who are treating, caring for and comforting those affected by this tragedy.

“In the days and months ahead, we must once again call on the strength and resilience of the LGBT community to forge a path beyond the sadness, hurt and anger toward a society that embraces diversity and ensures the health and well-being of us all.”

AMA Resolution on Gun Violence

GLMA representatives and supporters led an effort in the American Medical Association House of Delegates, in response to the shooting, to adopt a late-breaking policy resolution describing gun violence in America as a “public health crisis which requires a comprehensive public health response and solution” and calling on Congress to lift the ban on gun violence research.

GLMA representatives to and LGBT members of the AMA developed the resolution, and secured the support of more than 45 national and state medical associations for the resolution.

Here is the adopted policy resolution and a list of co-sponsoring entities.

LGBT Organizations Issue "A Call for Unity"

LGBT organizations, including GLMA, have joined and issued A Call for Unity statement.

Spanish translation of A Call for Unity statement
Arabic translation of A Call for Unity statement
French translation of A Call for Unity statement

GLMA also joined the following statements:

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

English Version
Spanish Version
Arabic Version

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

English Version
Spanish Version
Arabic Version

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

English Version

Related Resources

The LGBT community in Orlando has set up a website with suggestions on how to support the local community.

Please visit www.WeAreOrlando.org to learn more.





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