Mayor Lee expresses sorrow for ‘evil act of terror’ against LGBT victims

Mayor Ed Lee on Sunday morning offered condolences and expressed his sorrow for the “evil act of terror” that occurred at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which at least 50 people were killed and dozens wounded in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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The mayor’s statement is below:

“On behalf of the people of San Francisco, I express our deepest sorrow for the people of Orlando and members of our LGBT community after the evil act of terror carried out this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have lost their lives by yet another mass shooting. San Francisco stands in solidarity with the community of Orlando and the nation in the aftermath of this terrible day.

This is a stark reminder of the violence that still threatens our LGBT community. Senseless acts of violence against innocents, fueled by hate and easy access to deadly firearms, have become all-too frequent. We must continue to work each day to reduce gun violence and ensure every community is safe.

Profound tragedies and acts of hate again leave us heartbroken, even numb and speechless. But we resolve today, more than ever, that love, strength and unity will always triumph over hate, fear and violence. San Francisco grieves with the people of Orlando, the LGBT community and the nation today.”

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