PFLAG National issued the following statement this morning regarding the anti-LGBT violence in NYC's Greenwich Village:
|Victor J. Blue for The New York Times|
Last night, PFLAG New York City joined with other community-based organizations, community members, allies, and elected officials for a march and rally in response to the recent spate of heinous bias attacks against LGBT persons, including the horrific murder of Mark Carson that took place in Greenwich Village last Friday night.That this disturbing act of violence took place in the very birthplace of the movement for LGBT acceptance and equality—an area known for the Stonewall riots, the first Pride march, and even the founding of PFLAG – is shocking, heartbreaking, and absolutely unacceptable.
All of PFLAG stands in strong solidarity with all people who are currently living in fear in New York—and around the world—due to violence perpetrated based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We reaffirm our commitment to changing not only laws, but hearts and minds in order to help put a stop to the violence.