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Statement From LGBT Communities and Organizations on Violence in Oak Creek and Joplin

Statement From LGBT Communities and Organizations on Violence in Oak Creek and Joplin

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A statement from nearly two dozen LGBT organizations condemning the violence at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI and a mosque in Joplin, MO.
A statement from nearly two dozen LGBT organizations condemning the violence at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI and a mosque in Joplin, MO.

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Published by: Nat'l Center for Transgender Equality on Aug 09, 2012
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August 8, 2012
Statement from LGBT Communities and Organizations onViolence in Oak Creek, WI and Joplin, MO
CONTACT:Ben de Guzman, Co-Director for ProgramsNational Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)Phone: 202-422-4909E-mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.orgWeb: http://www.nqapia.orgFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/nqapiaTwitter: @NQAPIA As organizations serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)communities, we are stunned and saddened by the recent spate of violence againstcommunities across the country. The shooting at the Sikh gurdwara (temple) in OakCreek, WI that left 6 people dead was certainly a blow to all of us on Sunday, August 5.To hear about the fire at the mosque in Joplin, MO not even 24 hours later compoundedour sense of tragedy and shock. We send our deepest sympathies to the familiesaffected.Currently, details about both incidents are still emerging. Local law enforcement in OakCreek have been joined by the FBI in an ongoing investigation of the incident as apotential act of domestic terrorism and a potential hate crime. The fire in Joplin was thesecond of its kind at the mosque, on the heels of another fire on July 4. Motives in bothcases are still being determined (the first fire at the Joplin mosque was determined to bearson).The LGBTQ communities we work with and serve are no strangers to violence in our midst. We know our communities are threatened on a daily basis by the many faces of hate and intolerance- not just because of our sexuality or gender identity, but becauseof our race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ability, and too many other facets of our identities. We stand in solidarity against all forms of violence, as well as the hate andintolerance that all too often propagate it.We roundly condemn the violence committed against our fellow community members inOak Creek, WI and Joplin, MO. As flags fly at half-staff around the country, we call for a

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