This horrifying act is a stark reminder of the danger of homophobia and transphobia and the violence that members of the LGBTQ community face every day.
When Donald Trump says Muslims are the enemy, not too-accessible automatic weapons, he may sound unhinged to many. But his rhetoric resonates with millions of Americans.
In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with lesbian feminist journalist, Julie Bindel, about the mass shooting in Orlando and why anti-gay bigotry still exists today.
Queer bodies cannot be free when state security apparatuses are militarized.
This was a hate crime, exacerbated by a culture of intolerance and a lack of responsible gun control measures.
Hundreds of members of Toronto's LGBTQ community and their supporters gathered at a vigil in Barbara Hall Park for the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.
As we gathered for the post-service concert, our music director told us the body count. "All we can do is sing," she said.
The long line of anti-LGBT violence in culture and policies enacted in the United States, twinned with its dangerous gun culture made the massacre at Pulse inevitable.
Michael talks about his new book Epiphany, dogmatism, the religious right, why he's still so optimistic and his desire for change.
This week GroundWire is produced at CILU FM, on Fort William First Nation's Annishinabe Traditional Territory, part of the Robinson-Superior Treaty in Thunder Bay Ontario.