DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Secretary Jason Rae, and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes issued the following joint statement on Pulse Remembrance Day:
Today marks the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a horrific tragedy that cut short the lives of 49 people — the vast majority of whom were Latino — who were just trying to be in community.
As recent mass shootings remind us, gun violence like we saw at Pulse has not abated. Across the country, LGBTQ Americans — especially transgender people of color — continue to face violence.
Democrats will continue to fight for commonsense gun reform, just as we will continue to fight for true equality and inclusion for LGBTQ Americans. We are proud to stand with all those fighting for commonsense gun safety who were motivated to action after Pulse, and we will keep working to build a nation where all LGBTQ people are valued and can safely be themselves.