GLAAD responds to wave of violence across Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Falcon Heights

July 8, 2016

In the wake of violence across Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Falcon Heights, MN, GLAAD today issued the following statement:

“The crushing loss of five Dallas police officers, as well as the injury of at least seven others and two civilians, during a peaceful protest has left us reeling with profound heartache and anger,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “This brutal attack compounds the devastation we also feel for the horrific and unjust killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, black men whose lives were stolen from them by vicious force. All this, as our LGBTQ brothers, sisters, and siblings in Orlando – people of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds – continue to mourn the unspeakable loss of 49 innocent souls, most of whom were Latinx, also taken by gun violence. When will it end? How many more lives have to be lost or broken before the senseless violence is stopped? As we stand in solidarity with the people and law enforcement community of Dallas, as well as the countless black and brown people across this nation demanding an end to the plague of discrimination, we remain resolved in GLAAD’s work to advance acceptance and put an end to hate in all its forms once and for all.”