5 years ago — the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando once a bustling nightlife hotspot became the location of the worst attack on LGBTQ+ people in American history. 53 injured and more than 43 killed in what became a targeted attack of pure hatred.
Five years later the American government is now signaling that it is time to make the Pule nightclub a national memorial for those lives lost. A memorial that some say is a welcoming idea in present day considering LGBTQ+ people are under attack more than ever in the United States.
To mark the anniversary of the massacre — U.S President Joe Biden made the following statement to political magazines arguing that it is long overdue that the U.S tackle its rising gun violence problem.
“We must also acknowledge gun violence’s particular impact on LGBTQ+ communities across our nation,” Biden’s statement said, Politico reports. “We must drive out hate and inequities that contribute to the epidemic of violence and murder against transgender women—especially transgender women of color.”