Caucus Statement on Pulse Remembrance


ORLANDO, FL — Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement regarding remembrance of Pulse:

“The massacre of our LGBTQ+ family four years ago brought worldwide attention to the pervasiveness of guns in America and the hatred that fuels violence against communities of color. We still mourn for the 49 individuals who lost their lives at Pulse. Time hasn’t healed those wounds, nor let us forget them. The inescapable fact is that bigotry and racism are the underlying causes of those murders and countless others on our streets and across our country. We must commit to real change and action to end systemic racism, homophobia, and transphobia to achieve full equality. Voting is one way to make real change. That’s how we’ll honor those lost at Pulse, and those lost everyday in lesser known tragedies.”