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posted Friday, August 15 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 33
National LGBT organizations stand with family of Michael Brown - draft open letter of solidarity
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National LGBT organizations stand with family of Michael Brown - draft open letter of solidarity

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, August 12, the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organizations penned an open letter of solidarity in response to the tragic death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager who was shot and killed Saturday by a police officer in suburban St. Louis. Additional details surrounding the shooting are scarce, and the police officials have not provided information as to why the officer shot Brown, or why lethal force was used.

The letter in its entirety, including a list of the organizations that signed on, can be found below and online at http://bit.ly/Xg3OQY:



'When communities experience fear, harassment and brutality simply because of who they are or how they look, we are failing as a nation. In light of the recent events in Missouri, it is clearer than ever that there is something profoundly wrong in our country.

'The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community cannot be silent at this moment, because LGBT people come from all races, creeds, faiths and backgrounds, and because all movements of equality are deeply connected. We are all part of the fabric of this nation and the promise of liberty and justice for all is yet to be fulfilled.

'The LGBT community stands with the family of Michael Brown, who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri. We stand with the mothers and fathers of young Black men and women who fear for the safety of their children each time they leave their homes. We call on the national and local media to be responsible and steadfast in their coverage of this story and others like it - racialized killings that have marred this nation since the beginning of its history. We call on policy makers on all levels of American government not to shrink from action, and we are deeply grateful to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for their immediate commitment to a thorough investigation.

At this moment, we are inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies ... but the silence of our friends.'

ACLU
Center for Black Equity, Inc.
Equality Federation
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Minority AIDS Council
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
PFLAG National
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
Soulforce
Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
United AIDS

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