Pulse: One Year Later | Gays Against Guns Remembers
One year ago in the wake of the horrific massacre at Pulse, a group of us got together and formed GAYS AGAINST GUNS. For many of us in the LGBTQ community, the horror of what happened, the savage and brutally direct targeting of us in a place we had built to be safe, well, we still can't even think about it without sobbing. It has changed all of us. We knew we had to do something to stop this happening again.
Working with GAG has been life changing for many of us as we have marched, sang, danced, protested, flounced and flaunted, argued, danced, cried and sobbed together. We are 100% volunteer, and we're often flying by the seat of our gay pants. But we work every day to end this culture of violence in our country.
Gun violence is a serious national health issue in the United States. Not that our government allows that to be the case, bought as they are by the NRA and the gun industry. We are changing that, and working to save lives. Homophobia, racism, bigotry and hatred, combined with ridiculously easy access to lethal weapons... this is what we want to stop. It is a deadly combination.
We want to thank all of you, all of us, all the GAGers, all the volunteers, the artists, camera-people, editors, musicians, researchers, supporters, donors. So many have been part of this crazy wonderful year. Thank you so much to everyone for your support.
So take a look at what we've been doing in this, our first year. And please join us. We welcome everyone, and meet at the LGBT Center in NYC every second Thursday.
With love, Gays Against Guns