32-year-old Mark Carson was walking down a street in New York City on Friday evening when a man came up to him and his friends, yelled “f---ot” and “queer,” and shot him in the head.
Mark’s horrific death was part of a string of anti-LGBT violence in New York City.
Hate crimes are sadly nothing new, but we’ve written an open letter to the mayors of every major U.S. city and all 50 governors to capture the spirit we’re all feeling right now: horror, outrage, and a determination that love will conquer hate even in a moment as awful as this one.
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