Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Statement on One Year Anniversary of Pulse Shooting

Jun 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), New York's first openly gay member of Congress, released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the mass-murder at Pulse nightclub.  

“The cold-blooded murder of dozens of innocent LGBTQ Americans at Pulse was horrifying - and was especially painful because it happened during Pride Month, which is supposed to be a time when we feel safe to celebrate who we are and who we love. Today, my heart is in Orlando with the families and friends who lost loved ones. But tomorrow the work for full equality will continue. Only by standing together will we win the battle against hate-fueled violence and discrimination."

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney is the first openly gay member of Congress from New York. After 22 years together, he married his husband Randy Florke in June 2014 in Cold Spring, NY where they live with their three children.