As many of you probably already know, around 2 AM in Orlando Florida at Pulse Nightclub, Omar Mateen entered the club through a side door, and opened fire on the crowd, that at the time, had around 300 people in attendance. In total, 49 people were killed (50 including the gunman), and 53 were taken to the hospital, making this the deadliest shooting in American history.
I’ve personally lived in Orlando for over 10 years, and even though I am a straight male, I know many people in the LGBTQ community, and this was very sad news to wake up to Sunday morning. At first I was filled with sadness, pain, which then turned to anger … but I knew I could not let that anger take over me, and I needed to put it to good use. So I decided to (more…)