Monday, June 13, 2016


This was no more an attack just on L.G.B.T. people than the bloodshed at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris was an attack solely on satirists.
Both were attacks on freedom itself. Both took aim at societies that, at their best, integrate and celebrate diverse points of view, diverse systems of belief, diverse ways to love. and to speak of either massacre more narrowly than that is to miss the greater message, the more pervasive danger and the truest stakes.