The recent massacre in Orlando was the most extreme use of violence against the L.G.B.T. community in U.S. history. Lashing out at a culture where L.G.B.T. people are more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other minority group, the Olympia-based hardcore band G.L.O.S.S. have released Trans Day Of Revenge, their first new music since last January’s debut demo. While the EP as a whole confronts a diverse range of issues (intersectional privilege, institutional violence, L.G.B.T. homelessness), the record’s timing gives a voice to those who are fed up with a culture of fear and violence and disgusted by this country’s failure to protect the rights of its citizens.
“We live / for nights like this / basements packed with burning kids / we scream / just to make sense of things / studs and leather / survivors’ wings”