LGBTQ people were clearly targeted in Orlando. When a group of people is attacked specifically for a trait they have, particularly a trait that has historically been treated with discrimination and violence, that is a hate crime. American history is full of crimes that were directed at LGBTQ people, and countless of these innocent people have died in cold blood in a variety of gruesome deaths. Do these people this one justice by allowing them to live in a little less fear and danger. As a gay man I know it would make me feel slightly more safe in my own country.