In times of uncertainty and continued violence against minorities across the US, we would like to express our most profound commitment to establishing and maintaining public good. That evil we saw with George Floyd's death should never happen, but we are increasingly witnessing it again and again. At the same time, our team at KeYou considers LGBTQ community as one of the most vulnerable and suffering from hate crimes across the US.
With figures hardly extractable due to increasing community fear to report crimes, the situation is truly alarming and continues to worsen. Some reports indicate over 200K hate crimes across the nation, with almost 20% (or maybe much higher!) targeting LGBTQ people.
With anti-LGBTQ hate on a dramatic rise (70 groups in the US, 43% rise from 2018), it is hard to imagine all the sufferings LGBTQ people experience right now and face in the nearest future. Ten more LGBTQ people have been murdered in 2020 so far. Census 2020, for the first time in US history, counted queer people. Threatening figures are ahead.
All vulnerable groups and minorities deserve equal rights and adequate protection. Today we are standing with all Americans peacefully demanding fundamental changes. Changes to stop killing LGBTQ people. Changes to unite America rather than to burst it into pieces.
Thus we are launching a flash mob #GayLivesMatter (or #glm). It aims to stop violence outbreaks against the community, an alarming percentage of which end up with murder. We call for everyone not to be indifferent. Share this statement, make a repost, participate, spread the word and help saving lives of the LGBTQ people!
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