Never again, but why now?

By : Jamie Hyman
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In the weeks since a shooter killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., survivors have been featured in a town hall on national television, visited the Florida Legislature and led a march of more than a million protesters nationwide, demanding sensible gun control.

In the weeks following the shooting at Pulse nightclub in 2016, the levels of advocacy and response were far more muted, which is forcing members of the LGBTQ community to wonder why, after a mass shooting that at the time was the deadliest in U.S. history, government officials, the media and the nation failed to rally behind the Pulse survivors with the volume and intensity that are leading millions to take action today.

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The 10 sit-in protesters speak out after being arrested at Rubio’s office

By : Jeremy Williams
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On July 11, one month after the horrific shooting at Pulse Orlando that took the lives of 49 people, more than 70 protesters took to the Orlando office of Sen. Marco Rubio to stage a sit-in. The group was protesting Rubio’s anti-LGBT stance on same-sex marriage and his defense of the National Rifle Association.

The protesters held signs, sang songs and took to social media with the hashtag #SitInForThe49. The sit-in lasted nine hours, and when 10 protesters refused to leave until they got answers from Rubio, they were arrested.

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