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HRC Joins Muslim-LGBTQ Unity Statement Following Orlando Shooting

by Hayley Miller June 21, 2016

Following the tragic shooting in Orlando, HRC joined over 60 organizations in a Muslim-LGBTQ Unity Statement.

“In this moment of immense sadness and outrage, we stand together united against fear, hate and violence. We will not lose hope in the people and communities around us because we know we are stronger together,” the statement reads. “In standing together, hand in hand, across every faith, we send a powerful message to those who seek to divide us using hatred and violence: love is stronger than hate and hope will defeat fear.”

Since the tragedy, over 200 Muslim leadersclerics and scholars have extended their love and support.

“Now is the time for people of all faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds, to come together and refuse to allow this tragic act of violence and hate to divide us,” the statement continues. “We are stronger together, and together, we will move forward with love and acceptance for all.”

In addition to standing with these Muslim and LGBTQ groups, HRC joined over 50 LGBTQ groups from across the country last week in a call for unity during this difficult time.

By standing together, hand in hand, across every faith, we send a powerful message to those who seek to divide us: Love is stronger than hate and hope will defeat fear. HRC is proud to stand with these organizations in the fight against bigotry and hate.

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