Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
I watched that scene unfold on Sky News last night in disbelief. That, my friends, is the lens of homophobia. Mark Longhurst completely dismisses the LGBT identity of the victims of the Orlando attack.
Let’s be clear, The shooter didn’t target blond golfers, VW owners or a carpet makers convention. His chosen victims were LGBT. Out of 69 entertainment venues in Orlando, the shooter decided to single out gays as meriting extermination. Why? Because of sexual orientation. Framing this in any other way is simply misleading. Not to mention disrespectful to the slain.