Orlando, The Stonewall Riots And The History Of Attacks On Gay Nightclubs Illustrate The Intersectionality Of Homophobia In America

From this morning’s horrific Orlando nightclub shooting to the legendary Stonewall Riots that sparked a revolution in LGBTQ rights and activism in America nearly a half century ago, there is an unfortunate history of violent attacks against the LGBTQ community in what is typically their safest enclave – the gay nightclub. The fact that these attacks come from parties as diverse as an alleged ISIL agent to the police themselves at one time illustrates that when it comes to the queer community, vulnerability is intersectional.

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Anya Wassenberg

Freelance writer & singer