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Levi Joule: The Orlando attack is an attack on my community

I’ll never forget the night New Zealand legalised same-sex marriage. April 17 2013. I was Queer Rights Officer at the Auckland University Students Association. We put on a bit of a viewing party, expecting 20 or so people to show up – we got over 500. All of those students cramped into a dark student bar on a damp Wednesday night to share witness to one of the most joyous moments in queer history. It’s moments like those that made us think the most difficult days of prejudice and persecution were behind us.  Continue →