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Transgender Group Reacts To Mass Killing

The Haus of Khameleon has strongly condemned the mass shooting which claimed the lives of 50 people in Orlando in the United States on Sunday. Haus of Khameleon, a local
14 Jun 2016 15:17
Transgender Group Reacts To Mass Killing
Sulique-Waqa-Creative-Director-Haus-of-Khameleon

The Haus of Khameleon has strongly condemned the mass shooting which claimed the lives of 50 people in Orlando in the United States on Sunday.

Haus of Khameleon, a local youth and transgender feminist movement, in a letter to the US Embassy in Suva and Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights in the Pacific has called for solidarity with other movements and partner organisations in the region.

“We are mourning for the victims, and our hearts are with their families, their friends and the entire community. This attack has not only robbed countless people of their loved ones, it has also stolen a sense of safety within the LGBTQ community.”

Haus of Khameleon creative director Sulique Waqa said this was an indication that despite progress in America with their Marriage Equality Bill, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ) were still facing hostility.

“The shooting was a result of a pure act of hate towards the LGBTIQ community fuelled by religious propaganda and hatred,” Waqa said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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