Tuesday 14 June 2016
I attended the Taylor Square vigil for LGBT community members killed and injured in Orlando at the recent tragic shooting in the Pulse Nightclub. More work is needed on a number of fronts: to prevent homophobia and hate crimes, to ensure that firearms are not easily available or in the wrong hands, to provide support for people with a mental illness and to prevent radicalisation and terrorist acts. If you need to speak with someone, try QLife Australia telephone 1800 184 527, beyondblue telephone 1300 224 636 or Lifeline telephone 131 114.
I hope that everyone angered and disgusted at this event will use their voice to help stop bigotry and hatred.