Statement of MenEngage Alliance on the Orlando Nightclub Shooting

The collective hearts of the MenEngage Alliance go out to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and mourn their and their families’ profound loss. We condemn this terrible act of violence.

We stand in solidarity with LGBTQI communities in Orlando and everywhere: the arc of history is bending toward the fulfillment of their rights, and nothing will change its course.

We as an Alliance rededicate ourselves to challenging and transforming the cultural, social and gender norms that too often activate hatred, violence and discrimination, and we urgently ask our leaders and fellow citizens to do likewise in both their professional and personal conduct. Failure to act is no longer acceptable; at this point, it’s no different than complicity.

(Photo credit: Kevin Sullivan, The Orange County Register)