Bisexual Parkland survivor has been honored for her LGBT activism

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Parkland school shooting survivor Emma González, the head of Stoneman Douglas High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance, has been honored by Equality Florida for supporting LGBT community and fighting for gun control laws in the USA to become stricter than they are now. Emma González was a senior at the school in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died and 14 were injured in a mass shooting by an extremist. The brave bisexual girl addressed to the officials directly, asking them to protect young Americans (all Americans, actually) from being shot. Accepting the award, González paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the shooting, as well as the 2016 Pulse gay nightclub shooting, which at the time was the deadliest in the modern history of the country. “We lost 14 classmates and three faculty members, and there were plenty of individuals who were injured and are still in the hospital due the havoc wreaked on Valentine’s Day in a period of six minutes. It’s important that we remember these individuals when we fight for gun safety and gun control as well as all other individuals affected by gun violence in America. The MSD students who are here tonight, are very thankful and humbled that our GSA, its sponsors, and outspoken members of the club are being honored by Equality Florida,” Emma said in her accepting speech.

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