Response to Orlando

Hello Everyone,

As the Interim Executive Director of the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, the news of yesterday’s violent act against the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando was shocking – for lack of a better word. It is an unfortunate reminder that homophobia/transphobia/biphobia and racism are alive and well all over the world.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all those who have lost their lives.

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery for those who are wounded.

ASAAP is an organization that works closely with those living with and affected by HIV and the LGBTQ+ South Asian community. We offer our ongoing support to the LGBTQ+ community as we heal and come together in solidarity to advocate for change.

In solidarity,
Haran Vijayanathan