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    This Is How ED Bloggers Discussed Orlando Shootings & LGBT Issue On WhatsApp

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    June 17, 2016

    A few days ago, a person opened fire in a gay night club in Orlando, which resulted in the death of more than 50 people. It is yet not clear whether there was involvement of Islamic State or not, but one thing is lucid that homophobia has played a major role in the initiation of the shooting.

    The world went bizarre discussing LGBTQ rights. This was the US.

    We can all debate about LGBTQ rights on social media but when it comes to our nation, a slow realization crept inside us and suddenly the number 377 flashes in front of us. We know that we have no rights to discuss this on a global platform because we ourselves don’t treat that community with respect. However, an issue is an issue no matter what country it is.

    Our Take

    Here in ED, all we need is a spark of a debatable topic and then we create a humongous fire with it. Here is how we discussed LGBTQ rights in India. See our bright minds discussing things which our politicians failed to:

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    So this was a sneak-peak into the working of ED. We have bloggers from different states and when they meet (virtually), there is literally confluence of minds and smartness.

    P.S: Average age of our bloggers is 21 years.


    See this poster series to know more about the Orlando Shootings:

    ED’s Poster Series: The Orlando Nightclub Shooting Against The LGBTQ Shows That There’s Lots To Be Done

    Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.

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