Controller Galperin’s Statement on Orlando Shooting Attack

Posted on June 12, 2016

Los Angeles -- City Controller Ron Galperin issued the following statement in response to the shootings that killed at least 50 and wounded at least 53 in an Orlando nightclub early this morning.

“This morning, the City of Los Angeles grieves for the victims of the horrible act of gun violence committed in Orlando. Our hearts go out to victims of this terrible act of terror and their families as they cope with this senseless tragedy.

“This shooting appears to have been motivated by homophobia. As such, it is a reminder that homophobia is dangerous and can be deadly. Today I will attend the L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood. The parade is a chance for the LGBT community to come together in the name of love--love for one another and for ourselves. Today we extend that love to our brothers and sisters in Orlando and march in solidarity with them.”

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is the first openly gay official to be elected to citywide office in Los Angeles.

Controller Galperin will be available for further comment at the L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood.

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