Some families didn’t even know their son was gay, so you can imagine the shock and confusion. Spanish-speaking counselors, social workers, interpreters and other professionals were in short supply and high demand.
It breaks my heart to hear these stories. I can just imagine how lost and scared those families were. Language Access (including Spanish translations and interpretation) is a big issue for the LGBT community, just like any community. We acknowledge the additional pain caused by the lack of language services. As a result, we want to express our thoughts in Spanish on this anniversary.
Feel free to share our message to the families affected by this tragedy:
A un año del tiroteo en la discoteca Pulse, nuestros corazones y pensamientos están junto a las familias de las víctimas.
(“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families of the victims from the Pulse Nightclub shootings.”)