When President Obama gives his final State of the Union address tonight, he's expected to address gun regulations, something on which he issued an executive order last week. Each day about 30 people in the United States die due to gun violence, and LGBT people are not exempt. No matter what measures you favor to address the problem, it's worth remembering its impact on our population. Here are some of the LGBT people killed by guns in 2015, as reported by The Advocate; there were undoubtedly many more.
Ron Lane, a gay man who ran the print shop at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, N.C., was shot to death on campus in April. Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, an employee whom Lane had recently fired, was arrested in Florida and charged with the crime. Stancil may have ties to white supremacist groups, and investigators have been trying to determine if he was motivated by antigay bias.