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A Message from equalpride CEO Mark Berryhill on the Murder of Lauri Carleton

A Message from equalpride CEO Mark Berryhill on the Murder of Lauri Carleton

A Message from equalpride CEO Mark Berryhill on the Murder of Lauri Carleton
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We extend our deepest condolences to Lauri's family and friends.

We at equalpride are deeply saddened and horrified by the tragic and senseless murder of Lauri Carleton, a staunch ally and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. Lauri’s brave decision to display the Pride flag outside her shop speaks volumes about her unwavering commitment to equality and love, and it is heart-wrenching to think that this act of solidarity could be met with such hatred and violence. Lauri’s role as a loving mother and a devoted wife further underscores the profound loss felt by those who knew her and all of us in the broader LGBTQ+ community. Acts of violence like this remind us that the fight for acceptance and equality is far from over. It’s more critical now than ever that we unite to condemn these acts and work toward a world where everyone, regardless of race, sexuality, or gender identity, can live without fear. We extend our deepest condolences to Lauri’s family and friends and vow to honor her legacy by continuing our work for a more inclusive and compassionate society. In these trying times, let Lauri’s memory remind us to stay resolute in pursuing a world where love always triumphs over hate.

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