Who is Parkland’s survivor Cameron Kasky?

TRAGEDY struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018 after a gunman opened fire.

Seventeen people died that day, but Cameron Kasky was among the survivors and is now fighting for change.

Cameron Kasky survived the deadly 2018 Parkland shooting

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Cameron Kasky survived the deadly 2018 Parkland shootingPhoto credit: Getty

Who is Parkland’s survivor Cameron Kasky?

Cameron Kasky is an activist and advocate for gun control.

After the Parkland shooting, he co-founded the gun control advocacy group Never Again MSD along with X González, David Hogg, Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind and Sarah Chadwick.

He also helped organize the nationwide student protest March for Our Lives.

Since then, he has continued to use his platform to educate others in hopes of ending gun violence.

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In a June 2022 interview with Insider, Kasky revealed the four things people can do to raise awareness and make a difference.

These things include:

  1. visit marches
  2. poll
  3. Advocates of Senators and Representatives
  4. Fight for change at the local level

“I’m a school shooting survivor, and it’s nothing to run from,” he told the outlet.

“I still get calls to do interviews and talk about it on Twitter or at conferences. So I stay involved and help as much as I can.”

What has Cameron Kasky said about his sexuality?

Kasky has been in the limelight for his activism and now has a large following on various social media platforms.

In September 2021, he opened up about his personal life to his supporters and announced that he is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

“Hello, do you have a second? How about a minute? opinion.

“I’m not exactly sure what ‘type’ of queer I am, and I’m finally okay with that. Bi? Perhaps? I don’t know man. The journey to self-acceptance is one I’ve been on for years now, but the most difficult aspect has been finding meaning in sexual identity when really there is none.

“At least not for me,” he added. “I’ve wanted to be straight for so long. A straight guy who did some gay stuff here and there. There is so much safety in heterosexuality. I can fit in with everyone else – at least in one way.

“…My ability to proudly share who I am today only exists because queer activists, especially queer activists of color, give their lives for our right to exist,” he continued.

“To those of you who are also struggling to find an identity that you find authentic, take your time. Look within and surrender to your beauty and light. You will find so much to love, so much to be proud of.”

Despite affirming his sexuality, he has kept details of his relationships out of the spotlight.

Cameron Kasky alongside other Parkland shooting survivors

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Cameron Kasky alongside other Parkland shooting survivorsPhoto credit: Getty

Who are the victims of the Parkland shooting?

The 17 people who lost their lives in the Parkland massacre include:

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  1. Alyssa Alhadeff, 14
  2. Martin Duque Anguiano, 14
  3. Scott Beigel, 35
  4. Nicolas Dworet, 17
  5. Aaron Feis, 37
  6. Jaime Guttenberg, 14
  7. Chris Hixon, 49
  8. Luke Hoyer, 15
  9. Cara Loughran, 14
  10. Gina Montalto, 14
  11. Joaquin Oliver, 17
  12. Alain Petty, 14
  13. Pollock, 18
  14. Elena Ramsay, 17
  15. Alexander Schachter, 14
  16. Carmen Schentrup, 16
  17. Peter Wang, 15

Nikolas Cruz was later identified as a Parkland shooter and has since pleaded guilty to murder and was then sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

PaulLeBlanc

PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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