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The Indigenous community and their friends express solidarity to the victims, survivors, family and friends of the tragic Orlando shooting today.
By
Sophie Verass

13 Jun 2016 - 3:46 PM  UPDATED 14 Jun 2016 - 10:56 AM

Reports have revealed the heartbreaking news that a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was attacked by a gunman, killing 50 innocent people and leaving 53 injured. The incident is being named by the media as 'the worst mass shooting in US history' although massacres of First Nations people are well-known and recorded.

With many struggling with the complexity of a hate crime against the LGBTIQ community and particularly, the Latin American Queer community of which so many party goers were from, many of our Indigenous brothers and sisters have taken to social media to share their condolences and show their support to the LGBTIQ community.

"Waking to the shocking news of what took place on Orlando overnight was nightmarish. The trauma is being felt around the world but will most keenly be felt by Americans and the loved ones left behind that will carry this act of barbarity forever." - Linda Burney MP

For Indigenous LGBTIQ support, go to Sisters and Brothers NT or Open Doors.

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