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06.08.2017

Op-ed: 1 year after tragedy, fear and resilience among LGBTQ

At anniversary of Orlando nightclub shooting, UW Social Work prof discusses the trauma and its aftermath

Seattle Times  |  Updated 9:45 AM, 06.08.2017

Posted in: Issues

  • Seattle's Space Needle flies a rainbow flag at half-staff after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016. Flicker | Toby Scott

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, a professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, was principal investigator of the first U.S. longitudinal study of health and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults.

Her opinion-editorial discusses the impact and aftermath of the June 2016 nightclub shooting in an Orlando, Florida, gay bar, which left 49 people dead.  

"Orlando tells us that LGBTQ individuals, though perceived — and sometimes targeted — as the “other,” represent the ordinary yet profound aspirations for community and connection that we all share," she writes.

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