Atlanta is among dozens of U.S. municipal governments that are providing equity to the LGBTQ community even as state legislatures are moving in the opposite direction, according to a report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
By Guest Columnist SHELLEY ROSE,interim regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region
Like millions of Americans and people throughout the world, we are trying to come to grips with the horror and tragedy of the mass murder in Orlando. This was not just an act of terror. Nor was it simply the result of religious extremism or easy access to guns – it was fueled by hate against LGBT people.
There may be many factors that will continue surfacing in the coming weeks and months, but a central factor in this mass murder cannot be overlooked: Hateful rhetoric leads to hateful actions.