For Immediate Release

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Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331

Love and Solidarity with the LGBT Community

MILWAUKEE - Following the horrific massacre of 49 people – many Latinx – at a gay bar in Orlando, Voces de la Frontera issued the following statement:

“Our hearts are broken by the incomprehensible violence, and we share all our love with the LGBT community that is hurting now,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “It is appalling that Donald Trump is using the massacre of queer, mostly Latinx young people to, in his words, ‘suspend immigration from many countries.’ He is opportunistically and cynically using the tragic loss of their lives in a hate crime to promote more hate.


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“The young people in Pulse on Saturday night painted a beautiful picture of what our society could be: diverse, Brown, queer, liberated, dancing, a world defined by love, not borders. They are the opposite of all that Trump represents, and it is shameful that Trump has used this tragedy as a platform for Islamophobia, xenophobia and racism. If we want to honor their lives, we can start by challenging all types of anti-LGBT legislation now being introduced at an escalated pace, which contributes to a homophobic and transphobic environment. And we can stand up to bullies who hate people for who they are, whether it’s for their sexual orientation, their religion, or their immigration status.” 

Martes, 14 de junio de 2016
Contacto: Samuel Singleton-Freeman,, 414-469-9206

Amor y solidaridad para la comunidad LGBT

Después de la horrible masacre de 49 personas – la mayoría latinxs - en un bar gay en Orlando, Voces de la Frontera publica la siguiente declaración:

"Nuestros corazones están rotos por la violencia incomprensible, y compartimos todo nuestro amor y nos solidarizamos con la comunidad LGBT que está padeciendo ahora", dijo Christine Neumann-Ortiz, directora ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera. "Es terrible que Donald Trump está utilizando la matanza de jóvenes LGBT y latinxs en su campaña para seguir sembrando más odio. En sus palabras dijo que él va a ‘suspender la inmigración de muchos países.’ Él es oportunista y está cínicamente usando la trágica pérdida de vidas en un crimen de odio para promover más odio.

“Lxs jóvenxs en Pulse en Orlando en la noche de sábado pintaron una hermosa imagen de lo que podría ser nuestra sociedad: diversa, latinx, gay, liberada, bailando, un mundo definido por amor, no por fronteras. Ellos son lo contrario de todo lo que representa Trump, y es una vergüenza que Trump ha utilizado esta tragedia como una plataforma para la islamofobia, la xenofobia y el racismo. Si queremos honrar las vidas de estxs seres humanos, podemos empezar por resistir todo tipo de legislación anti-LGBT que ahora está introduciendo con más frecuencia, lo que contribuye a un ambiente homofóbico y transfóbico y de división. Y podemos resistir a los que odian a personas por lo que ya son, ya sea por su orientación sexual, su religión o su estatus migratorio."


Voces De La Frontera
1027 South 5th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204-1734
United States

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