In the wake of the public shooting in and LGBT club in Orlando, the $1 million donation by Mark Cuban highlights the need for greater monetary investment to help secure this at-risk community. Known for being the subjects of hate crime, violence and self harm, large donations to help support efforts to protect this community will be beneficial in helping to erase some of the vulnerabilities faced by its members.
While the LGBT community is no more deserving of extra security than any other community, they are no less deserving either, and anyone who believes they need additional security should feel free to donate to that cause. Hate crimes are still far too common and ensuring that law enforcement agencies have the necessary funds to provide protection to the communities they serve cannot be solely reliant on the funds received through the state or federal government.
More people should donate money to provide security for the LGBT community. This comes as Mark Cuban donated $1 million to help the Dallas police protect the LGBT community. The group has long been vulnerable, with viscous attacks launched against them. The tragic shooting in Florida is just the latest in a long line of violence.
After the Orlando shooting everybody is again in another spastic frenzy over what should have been done and what is yet to come. LGBT community is not the only victims of mass shootings and should not be treated as the top victim because of the recent events. Funding the entire police force would have been a better prerogative.