Making Sense of the Orlando Tragedy from LGBT and Latinx perspectives

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Guests: Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Vourvoulias

Last Sunday’s tragedy in Orlando struck a particular nerve in America’s LGBT and Latino communities. The victims were predominantly queer people of color, and many are reeling as they try to make sense of the massacre that occurred. As more details of the shooter emerge, it become clear that the narrative around the mass shooting is complex, potentially involving his sexual and ideological identities. In this hour of Radio Times, Marty speaks with NELLIE FITZPATRICK, director of LGBT affairs for the City of Philadelphia, and SABRINA VOURVOULIAS, a metro columnist at Philadelphia Magazine, about how different communities – including the LGBT and Latino communities – are reacting to the events and what lessons have or have not been learned as we move forward.

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