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WILPF Stands with the Victims of the Orlando Pulse LGBTQ Nightclub

September 2021
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Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – US Section stands with the victims of the Orlando Florida PULSE LGBTQ Nightclub, and their families and against the homophobic hatred and fear that too many Americans express for the larger LGBTQ community, the immigrant community and Muslims in the US.  We affirm the right of all LGBTQ people to love freely and openly. We defend and assert the rights and contributions of all immigrants who are frequently under suspicion. We preserve the human and religious rights of all Muslims, whose peaceful religion is constantly suspect because of the actions of a few. We vehemently reject any threats to the humanity and dignity of any of us through violence and cultural hatred. The recent shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people underscores the destructiveness of hate, the refusal to recognise the rights, humanity, dignity, and equality of ALL persons. We strongly…