Three years ago today, 49 people were murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando — an attack on our LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities.
We remember the victims, we grieve with their loved ones, and we honor them with action.
We need commonsense gun reform — now, before the next mass shooting, but also to stop the daily gun violence on our streets.
And we’ve got more work to do to make sure everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is safe to be who they are and love who they love without having to face the fear of violence.
The Pulse massacre was in the middle of Pride month. This June, every June, every month, we remember what Pride represents: turning away from darkness and division and turning toward our best selves — inclusive, strong, united, optimistic, and proud.
America is strongest when we celebrate our diversity — and when we come together.
That’s the message of Pride. That’s what I’m thinking about today. And that’s what we’re fighting for.