#WeStandWithOrlando #WeAreOrlando



In the early hours of June 12th, the LGBTQ+ community and our nation was rocked by a terrorist act in Orlando. This senseless act of hate took the lives of 49 people, injured another 53 and has caused deep emotional distress to countless others throughout Orlando, Florida, our nation and indeed the world. We stand in solidarity with our friends and family in Orlando.

To find out more about what happened, efforts underway in Orlando, where to donate money and more, click on one of the links below:

GLBT Community Center of Central Florida

Equality Florida’s Pulse Resources Page

#WeStandWithOrlando – Resources, Vigils, Events

#WeAreOrlando – Resources, Events

GoFundMe – Started by Equality Florida

GoFundMe – Started by The Center

Here in Tallahassee, we stand united with Orlando. In the coming days and weeks many vigils, events and fundraisers are planned. We will try to keep them up-to-date here as well as on Facebook.

Vigil scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 @ 7:30pm: Solidarity Rally and Vigil with LGBTQIA+ and Muslim communities

Benefit Events:

State of Love Benefit Concert @ The Side Bar (Wednesday)

State of Love Benefit Concert @ The Side Bar (Thursday)


More information will be forthcoming on the following:

Friday night @ The Riverfront

Friday night @ 926

Saturday night @ Mint Lounge

Saturday night @ The Roxy



Local/Regional News Coverage:

Victims of Orlando shooting remembered in Tallahassee

‘We grieve you:’ City mourns Orlando shooting victims

FAMU grad killed in Orlando shooting

How to talk to your children about the Orlando attacks

Local Grief Counselor Talks about Effects of Orlando Shooting

Past Events/Vigils:

Sunday, June 12 @ Lake Ella – Click here for the Facebook Event. Click here for images via the Tallahassee Democrat.

Monday, June 13 @ First Presbyterian Church – Click here for the Facebook Event. Click here for images via the Tallahassee Democrat.

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