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#Pride30: Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez is standing up to gun violence

Emma Gonzalez is one of the most visible student activists to emerge from February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
by Ariel Jao /
The Center Dinner 2018
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Activist Emma Gonzalez speaks onstage at The Center Dinner 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street on April 19, 2018 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Emma Gonzalez, 19, is one of the most visible student activists to emerge from February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead.

Gonzalez drew national attention after delivering an impassioned speech at the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence on March 24.

Gonzalez, who identifies as bisexual, was the president of her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and has publicly acknowledged how being LGBTQ helped her in becoming an outspoken activist against gun violence.

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