Following this morning's shooting of a security guard at the Christian lobbying group Family Research Council, 23 LGBT groups have issued a joint statement:
We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers.
The motivation and circumstances behind today’s tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence. We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident.
Signatories, AFTER THE JUMP...
Founding Executive Director, Truth Wins Out
Deputy Director, MassEquality
Dr. Eliza Byard
Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Executive Director, Family Equality Council
Executive Director, One Colorado
Director of Policy, Equality Michigan
Director, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project
Lynn A. Faria
Interim Executive Director, Empire State Pride Agenda
Executive Director, Basic Rights Oregon
President, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
President, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Jody M. Huckaby
Executive Director, PFLAG National (Parents, Family, Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Executive Director, National Center of Transgender Equality
Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project
Executive Director, Movement Advancement Project
Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Donna Red Wing
Executive Director, One Iowa
Executive Director, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Executive Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Rachel B. Tiven, Esq.
Executive Director, Immigration Equality
President and CEO, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute
President, Freedom to Marry