Local LGBT Community Speaks Out


People across the country are standing with Orlando, holding vigils and rallies, specifically supporting the LGBT community.

A voice for our local LGBT community, Chelsea Bishop, says the fact that the shooting happened at the gay night club, and during Pride month, cannot be overlooked.

Bishop says she’s been watching closely as people take to Facebook and give their opinions.

She says she feels that public outcry hasn’t been as strong as the Paris attacks and thinks this might have something to do with the shooting may have been targeting the LGBT community.

Bishop says that members of the Pride club at West Liberty University were devastated and more fearful after the attack.

“For all my other LGBT friends and allies just be careful, right now, this isn’t going to get better, it’s going to get worse before it gets better, you know we’re in a big struggle right now for safety and rights. Be careful and don’t be silent,” Bishop says.

Vigils like those in Texas and Boston have preached love and peace for all.

Bishop says that her club hasn’t planned vigils yet because of summer break, but will definitely honor the victims in the fall on campus.

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