49 fatalities in Orlando join 1000s of LGBT victims worldwide

Colin puts the tragedy in Orlando in perspective…

76 CRIMES

TV news coverage of Florida massacre of June 12, 2016. TV news coverage of the Pulse nightclub massacre of June 12, 2016.

Sadly, the 49 people killed by an anti-LGBT gunman in Orlando, Florida, are just the latest additions to a list of 1000s of  victims of anti-LGBT attacks worldwide.

The names of many of the first identified victims of the June 12 massacre have been added to this blog’s tally of  victims of homophobic hate-crime killings.

The Orlando attack brought an end to a period in the United States when the lives of many LGBT Americans had seemed relatively safe, at least in comparison to their counterparts in more violently homophobic countries, 77 of which have laws against homosexuality and 10 of which have laws providing the death penalty for same-sex intimacy. That sense of relative safety now seems illusory.

Victims of the anti-gay attack on April 25, 2016, in Bangladesh Victims of the anti-gay attack on April 25, 2016, in Bangladesh

A further change for LGBT Americans is…

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