Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO of the LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD, stated that politicians such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert should stop spreading lies about the Second Amendment. These statements are not only contributing to the lack of gun safety in the country, but they also contribute to the murder of people.
The horrific shooting that took place on Saturday night was the result of a culture and atmosphere that is still too toxic to live in. It was also noted that politicians are driving the dangerous and divisive environment.
The rising number of hate crimes against the LGBTQ community is attributed to the political rhetoric that politicians use. They are also exploiting the issue as political footballs. In the last year, over 300 anti-gay bills were introduced in the country.
Social media platforms are also contributing to the spread of hate and false information. Despite the various measures that they can implement to prevent the spread of hate, these sites continue to profit from the hate and misinformation that they produce.
Regardless of the reason for the increase in hate crimes against the LGBTQ community, we are aware that the culture and speech of hate are still growing.
According to Ellis, there have been over a hundred violent attacks and threats against drag events in the country in the last year. She also stated that politicians such as DeSantis and Boebert have blood on their hands because of the dangerous and divisive environment they are creating.
They should stop spreading lies. These are the things that they are saying, and they contribute to the lack of gun safety in the country, as well as the murder of people. On Saturday night, a brick was thrown through the window of a gay nightclub in New York City.
This incident was the fourth time that the same establishment has been targeted in the last week. Regardless of the reason for the attack, it is still clear that the culture and environment that we live in are still toxic.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Wayne Dupree.