Gay Dads March For Our Lives
Gay dads around the country took the streets yesterday in rallies across the country to demand sensible gun control laws.
Gun control is an LGBTQ issue. Don't think of it that way? You should start.
According to the FBI, LGBTQ individuals and our families are more frequently the targets of hate crimes than any other minority group. More than 20 percent of victims of gun violence, in fact, identify as LGBTQ – people of color and transgender individuals make up the bulk of this grim figure.
It should come as no surprise that LGBTQ parents experience a particularly acute sense of urgency surrounding the gun control debate. Not only must we worry about potential violence inflicted on us or our families on account of our sexual orientation or gender identity, we also worry, along with the rest of the nation's parents, whether our kid's school will be the next Stoneman Douglas.
So when the teenager survivors of the attack on Stoneman Douglas asked us to be in the streets yesterday to demand sensible gun control legislation, gay dads headed the call. And in a big way. Here are just some of the gay dads who Marched For Our Lives yesterday. Were you there too? Send your protest pics to firstname.lastname@example.org to add your voice to the chorus demanding an end to gun violence.
As Emma Gonzalez, a Stoneman Survivor, said at the rally in Washington D.C. in front of a crowd of half a million: "Fight for your lives before it's someone else's job."