America: the great country of democracy, equality, and justice - or is it? The Orlando tragedy has flooded headlines all over the world in the past few days, with rumours of terrorism and comments on the United States’ inability to truly control the expanse of guns in the general population. But really this is a question about America and how much acceptance the LGBTQ community really has. Omar Mateen opened fire on hundreds of people in the Pulse club (a well-known LGBT nightclub) in Orlando, Florida. The twenty-nine-year-old pledged his allegiance to ISIS before opening fire, killing fifty, and injuring fifty-three people.