2016 Disarm Hate Rally in D.C.


On Saturday, August 13th, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance and Sandy Hook Promise became engaged directly with the LGBTQ community in a gun violence prevention advocacy demonstration. During one of the hottest days of the year, CAGV enthusiastically stood in support of the community still recovering from  the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The strong showing of support from both gun violence prevention groups and LGBTQ rights advocacy groups spoke to the issue of gun violence and discrimination members of the LGBTQ community continue to face. The showing of solidarity illuminated the hope that together it is possible, and plausible to disarm hate.