In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th a deranged gunman walked into Pulse Nightclub, an LGBTQ club in Orlando, Florida and opened fire on hundreds of bar patrons. It was latin night and many of the victims are young people of color.
Our co-director and Board President, Brad Delaney had the following to say about this harrowing tragedy:
“50 people lost their lives last night and another 50 are wounded after a gunman opened fire in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando Florida. To say we are devastated would be a huge understatement. There are simply no words strong enough to describe our sadness.
Our hearts go out to the families, friends and loved ones who have been affected by this deliberate act of violence against our community.
June is supposed to be a month filled with pride, joy, and celebration. Instead, this has left many of us with feelings of sadness, anxiety and fear.
We ask that you join us in a moment of silence this morning to honor the many lives we lost last night. Take your moment whenever you’re ready.”