Before Orlando June 13, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
What happened in Orlando yesterday is beyond awful. Yet, as this piece in Slate notes, it is far from unique. The history of violence committed against LGBTQ bars and Clubs in the US (and elsewhere) is shameful and appalling. Perhaps the fact that the response this time is so different to that which in this very month, 43 years ago, 1973 was evident from media, politicians and the churches, in the aftermath of a murderous arson attack on the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans is a sign of how much has changed. But the fact that someone went and murdered 50 women and men and injured more again having a simple night out points to how some things haven’t changed.