NCTE Condemns Violence in Oak Creek, WI and Joplin, MO
NCTE joins the National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and nearly two dozen other national LGBT organizations in condemning the shooting at the Sikh gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, WI and the arson at a mosque in Joplin, MO. Transgender people and particularly transgender people of color often experience similar kinds of violence:
The LGBTQ communities we work with and serve are no strangers to violence in our midst. We know our communities are threatened on a daily basis by the many faces of hate and intolerance- not just because of our sexuality or gender identity, but because of our race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ability, and too many other facets of our identities. We stand in solidarity against all forms of violence, as well as the hate and intolerance that all too often propagate it.