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The Source: Large-Scale Violence Against LGBT Has A History

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America is grieving today the horrible shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We are trying to make sense of this senseless act, but this isn't the first time that someone attacked a group of people in America claiming to be striking a blow for ISIS.

And this isn't the first time that members of the LGBTQ community were targeted because of who they love at the places they meet. Mark Joseph-Stern a writer for Slate.com details the tragic history of large-scale violence at LGBT bars and clubs in a story out yesterday.

  • Mark Joseph-Stern writes about Law and LGBTQ issues for Slate.com
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