We are heartbroken and angry over the hate crime and terrorist attack against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people at Pulse in Orlando, FL. It is a cruel reminder during Pride month that while our community has won some major battles in recent years, many of us still face violence, discrimination, and fear in our daily lives. Over 200 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced by lawmakers across the country in the last 6 months alone. In our bathrooms, workplaces, dance clubs, and statehouses, the LGBTQ community is under attack.
But we have not come this far just to cower back into the closet. We need to stand together against the hate, fear, and disrespect. That's what a union is. We call upon our co-workers, shop stewards, officers, friends, and leaders to march with us in NYC Pride with the New York City Central Labor Council on Sunday, June 26th to make the statement that we will not be intimidated and that the labor movement stands firmly against homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, and terrorism.
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Unfortunately the exact meeting time and location have not yet been announced by the march organizers, but please RSVP so we can notify you as soon as details are released. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ family in Florida and vow to continue fighting for the safety, justice, respect, and dignity of all LGBTQ people and all working people.