"In the face of hate, we will love one another."

 

Sunday, June 12th, our country was brought to its knees yet again after another senseless act of violence. Pulse, a renowned LGBT nightclub in Orlando, FL was attacked by a lone shooter in the early hours of Sunday morning. The shooter, now identified as Omar Mateen, orchestrated the largest massacre in U.S. history to date claiming the lives of some 50 individuals and injuring many more after a violent hostage situation at the nightclub. 

 

Since the massacre, many have taken to social media to express their condolences, sympathies, and messages of love and support to the LGBT community, the victims, and the precious lives lost in this horrific act of terror. 

 

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#PrayForOrlando | Key Reading

 

Orlando Sees Worst Mass Shooting On U.S. Soil: What We Know Monday (NPR)

 

Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Leaves 50 Dead At Gay Orlando Nightclub (Huffington Post)

 

The Orlando Massacre: A Reminder of the Dangers LGBT People Live With Every Day (Huffington Post)

 

Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS, had been investigated by FBI (CNN International) 

 

Blood Donors Needed After Orlando Gay Club Shooting, But Queer Men Are Banned (Huffington Post) 

 

‘He Was Cool and Calm.’ Orlando Police Describe Massacre’s Chilling Final Moments (TIME)