New York City – The country’s largest organization of freelance writers, the National Writers Union, recently issued a statement supporting the LGBT in the wake of the Orlando massacre that claimed the lives of 50 individuals in a gay bar.
The statement reads:
“The National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981, stands in solidarity with the LGBT and the Latino community against the Orlando hate crime. As writers who witness and reflect on the events and issues that face us, we express our love and support for all victims of prejudice, discrimination, abuse and attack.
Let us replace hatred with love, turn swords into plowshares, provide help to the mentally ill, and welcome all the people of the world who want to live in peace on this fragile earth.”
NWU national chairperson Larry Goldbetter said the NWU will join the march on Sunday, June 26, at noontime starting on 38th Street and 5th Avenue. This is spearheaded by the Pride NYC which is denouncing hate against LGBT communities.