LGBT nightclub massacre survivors tell U.S. Congress: 'We are being slaughtered'
Survivors of mass shootings targeting U.S. LGBT nightclubs detailed the violence they endured and criticized inflammatory political rhetoric in a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
"We are being slaughtered and dehumanized across this country, in communities you took oaths to protect," said Matthew Haynes, owner of the Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where five people were killed and 22 wounded in a mass shooting last month.
"LGBTQ issues are not political issues," Haynes added. "They are not lifestyles. They are not beliefs or choices. They are basic human rights."...