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Our hearts are broken for all those killed and injured, and for their families, friends, and loved ones.

In the days to come, I will have more to say in the wake of this horrific tragedy that struck our community. For now, however, I want to pass along some information assembled by Equality Florida. (Additional info and ongoing updates can be found here.)


The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida is referring folks to First Unitarian Church, 1901 east Robinson street, Orlando, FL 32803 for grief counseling.

For anyone needing support today, you may call the Zebra Coalition hotline at (407) 228-1446 to speak to a counselor.


Earlier today OneBlood, the local blood bank in Orlando, posted an emergency need for O-, O+, and AB Plasma in the light of last night's tragedy. They are currently asking folks to wait until later this week to donate because of the overwhelming numbers of people who responded to their first call for blood donations this morning. To find a donation center or Big Red Bus near you visit www.oneblood.org or call 1.888.9Donate.


A vigil is planned for Monday, pending clearance from police. To receive updates on the vigil with details as we receive them, sign up here.

Please stay safe, everyone.


Posted on June 12, 2016.

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