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LGBTQ+ youth with firearms in their homes are more likely to consider suicide: report

As mass shootings weigh on LGBTQ+ young people, those who have a firearm in their home reported higher rates of considering and attempting suicide.

‘Faces of Gun Violence’ exhibit unveiled at inaugural survivors’ summit

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives hosts a powerful new exhibit to memorialize victims and foster dialogue on gun violence prevention.

White House announces new rules on background checks for firearms sales in America

Vice President Kamala Harris and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a rule change requiring more background checks as a way to close the gun show loophole.

Transgender people are being killed at an alarming rate, especially in the South (exclusive)

New findings reveal a disturbing increase in violence against transgender individuals, spotlighting the South’s lax gun laws and discriminatory policies.

Gun violence ‘is always going to sit with me:’ Grief, trauma, and the rising threat of firearms in America

In a week dedicated to reflecting on loss and advocacy, two survivors opened up about their personal battles and the ongoing fight against gun violence during National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

No, transgender and nonbinary people are not frequently mass shooters

In the wake of a tragic mass shooting in Iowa, conservatives and far-right extremists have falsely peddled the claim that the LGBTQ+ community is dangerous, but data refutes that claim.

Right-wing influencers seem happy that Iowa school shooter might be LGBTQ+

Without confirmation about his gender identity or sexual orientation, anti-LGBTQ+ extremists focused on pushing the false notion that transgender and nonbinary people are often mass shooters — they aren't.


Maine Massacre Suspect’s Anti-Transgender, Extremist Views Emerge Amid Pleas For Gun Control

Robert Card’s right-wing extremist, anti-trans digital footprint has been uncovered as President Biden calls for decisive action on gun safety following the Lewiston tragedy.


Lesbian Couple Gunned Down in Washington State Mass Shooting

The two women were killed at a concert last month.

Karine Jean-Pierre Says Biden Is Fully Engaged on Gun Control

The president is using his "bully pulpit" to persuade Congress to act, Jean-Pierre said in the wake of another mass shooting this weekend.

X González on Fighting Gun Violence and Coming Out as Nonbinary

The activist, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., shooting, details what their work accomplished and the personal toll it took.

Americans Bought 150 Million Guns in the Past Decade
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Remembering Sandy Hook Victims 10 Years Later
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Club Q Shooting: An Egregious Attack on a Sacred Queer Space

LGBTQ+ bars are sacred institutions in our community, places where we go to feel joy and be ourselves -- and that makes the Club Q tragedy all the more horrific.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Uses Gay Club Mass Shooting to Lie About Drugs

And, naturally, to argue against gun control.

Alex Jones Liable for Nearly $1 Billion in Sandy Hook Defamation Case

The anti-LGBTQ+, anti-gun control, and generally outrageous commentator had claimed the mass shooting at the elementary school was a hoax.

New Report Sheds Light on Gun Violence in LGBTQ+ Lives

Every day, 69 hate crimes involve a gun. 

Marjorie Taylor Greene Tweets More Anti-LGBTQ+, Pro-Gun Propaganda

The Republican Georgia congresswoman claims, among other things, that gun control laws are a way to keep conservatives from fighting "the trans agenda."

Gun Violence Generates Panic Across America on Independence Day

There were more than a dozen mass shootings across the United States over the July 4 holiday weekend.