Archived from the original on October 2, While it may remain unclear whether the mass shooting that took place at Pulse nightclub in June was a bona fide hate crime or an act of terrorism targeting LGBTQ people, it is evident that LGBTQ people perceived concerns related to their own safety and the safety of their peers in the months following the attack. However, it would not have mattered, as the analysis of Mateen's computer after the shooting showed that his social media accounts, including Facebook, had no ties to any terrorist groups, and that he did not post any "radical statements" until the early morning of the shooting. Views Read Edit View history. The aftermath of America's worst mass shooting". On July 26a Senate homeland security committee chairman sent a four-page letter to the inspector general of the U.
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50 killed as gunman attacks Orlando gay club
Archived from the original on September 11, However, Hancock and Haldeman also present information regarding allegations that the shooter was a closeted gay man. Open in a separate window. Documenting hate crimes in the United States: At Orlando Regional Medical Center.
These dimensions of collective trauma varied by gender and sexual identity, suggesting that those with multiple minority identities may be more vulnerable to psychological distress in the wake of such identity-related attacks. Law enforcement officials increased security at gay pride events and gay landmarks in cities around the country Sunday, including Washington, New York, and Chicago. Therefore, we hypothesize that LGBTQ people may have experienced the shooting as a traumatic event, irrespective of their geographic proximity to the shooting. Retrieved September 28, White House Office of the Press Secretary.