Wilson Cruz, GLAAD's national spokesperson said:
"While our community has made progress, this is a stark and sobering reminder of the rife homophobia that still exists in our culture. These crimes are intended to scare and silence LGBT people. However, as a proud New York native, I am confident that our community and our city will not be silenced, but will rather come together to stop this rash of senseless violence."I think we've all been shaken and angered by the murder of Mark Carson. Here's hoping something good comes out of this senseless and brutal act of cowardice.