Mass shootings compound loss felt by marginalized groups

Posted on AllSides December 30th, 2022
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Pulse was more than a safe space for Brandon Wolf and his friends. The nightclub was a haven for members of Orlando, Florida’s LGBTQ community — a place to be themselves without fear.

“It’s probably the first place I ever held hands with somebody I had a crush on,” Wolf said. “Without looking over my shoulder first, it’s one of the first places I ever wore my skinniest pair of jeans without being afraid of what someone might call me.”

On June 12, 2016, a gunman targeting the club’s patrons killed 49...

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https://apnews.com/article/south-carolina-lgbtq-people-colorado-springs-mental-health-discrimination-ce904f9087f441f0d48728d463087cbb

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