Kristene Chapa

VIDEO: 2012 gun violence survivor Kristene Chapa speaks at #WeAreOrlando vigil

"Having a gun pointed at you is an awful experience. Praying you will make it. Fearing you will not see your loved ones again. Knowing this is it, you are going to die."

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Kristene Chapa starts college as her alleged shooter still awaits trial

Because of her dedication to the therapy that's been made possible thanks to donations to her fundraising page, Kristene is now able to start the challenging new adventure that, three years ago, did not seem within reach.

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Take a look at some GLAAD Southern Stories from 2014

This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.

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GLAAD @ Work: LeAnn Rimes, Marriage in Australia, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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VIDEO: Kristene Chapa, lesbian survivor of Texas shooting, tells MSNBC: "God loves everybody. He left me here for a reason"

Last night, MSNBC premiered an online original segment to catch up with Kristene, her advocates, and community members—known to her friends as Kris—about her intensive physical therapies, the aftermath of the brutal attack, coming out to her family, the ways in which Kris continues to inspire her community and young LGBT people throughout Texas and beyond.

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#SouthernStories for #GivingTuesday: Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin

The ‪#‎justice4krisandmollie movement has continued to grow. Local media continues the coverage, and national media is starting to pay attention for the first time in two years.

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