Joint Statement released by Chinese LGBT organizations about the Orlando shooting

中国同志组织就奥兰多同志夜店恐怖袭击事件联合声明

Source: LGBT促权会

Several Chinese LGBT organizations released a joint statement yesterday on the horrific attack that targeted the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, two days ago. This event has been recognised as the worst mass shooting in American history. The gunman, Omar Matten, 29, was later killed in a shootout with the police. The Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the massacre in a statement released over an encrypted phone app, even though the FBI director has said that there is no evidence directly linking Omar Matten to an outside group. Still, the Orlando Attack was clearly directed at the gay community, and Matten’s ex-wife has claimed that Matten had often expressed his intolerance toward homosexuals.

The statement released by the Chinese LGBT groups stresses that every person ought to have freedom from fear and that the lives of others should be respected regardless of their gender and sexuality. Gender minorities should thus always enjoy equal human rights with mainstream groups in society. At the end of the statement, the organizations express their condolences for the victims of the Orlando shooting and condemned the terrorists for attacking the LGBT community. They also encourage people to engage in discussion, change their social media profile photo to pictures expressing solidarity with the victims of the shooting, and share knowledge about gender diversity with friends and family members.

 

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There follows the list of LGBT organizations that signed the statement:

 

LesPlay女同志剧社
LIGHT
HGP公益小组
北京纪安德
北京同志中心
彩虹律师团
彩虹法律热线
成都les爱心工作小组
成都同乐
大连方向Union
复旦大学知和社
广州跨性别中心
广州老年同志口述史项目组
广州六色彩虹公益小组
广州同心基督徒合一团契
贵州黔程工作组
海西同心社
华人LES之家
环跨中国
江西在一起文化发展中心
酷儿论坛
酷拉时报
跨性别资源中心
拉拉风向标
米尔克和他的朋友们
宁波Diversity
青虹LGBT
青年电影手册
厦门超同酷团契
厦门绍特
上海骄傲节
苏州LESGO公益小组
同爱网络
同城青少年资源中心
同性恋亲友会
同异
同直公益
同志平等权益促进会
无柜之家公益联合会
武汉同行同志中心
向阳花开杭州LGBT
新疆LGBT中心
云南平行
照顾彩虹的烦恼友善咨询项目
浙江同声公益联合会
直同道合
智同西安公益小组
中国LES网络广播电台
中国青年同伴网络
中山大学彩虹小组
重庆Milk公益小组
(名单按首字母排序,持续更新中,欢迎评论加入联署)

Translated by Xiaomeng

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