“Hate will never silence the LGBTQ+ community.”
In collaboration with CenterLink (the U.S. LGBTQ centers’ association), The LGBTQ Center of Central Florida, and over 120 LGBTQ organizations in the United States and Canada, we have released our official joint statement on the Orlando shootings.
Our hearts break for the LGBTQ community in Orlando and for the families, friends, and loved ones of those who were killed. While we are still learning many facts about the shooting, one thing is clear: this attack targeted LGBTQ people, particularly the many LGBTQ Latinx people attending Latin night at the Pulse nightclub.
We know that many people want to help. Right now, Orlando victims & LGBTQ leaders in the region ask that you:
Make a donation to the Orlando Victims’ Fund. You can do so directly by clicking here, or make a tax receiptable donation though the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity by clicking here (make sure to select the Orlando Victims’ Fund)
Volunteer for outreach projects and fundraisers for Orlando by emailing: email@example.com. Over the next few weeks, we will be going to bars, clubs, businesses and events to collect donations.
Learn more by WeStandWithOrlando campaign here.
Show your PRIDE! We will also be donating 50% of our Rainbow Pride button proceeds to the Orlando Victims’ Fund until June 30, 2016. Please buy your buttons here!
- Gather and remember. Across our country, many have organized and attended vigils in solidarity with Orlando. Consider, attending the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s Parliament Hill Vigil June 16, 2016 (tomorrow) at 7pm. Click here for more information.
Mr. Jeremy Dias
(pronouns: he, him, his)
votre directeur communautaire | your Community Director
Le Centre canadien de la diversité des genres & de la sexualité |
The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity
C304-440 rue Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R 5B5 (territoire Algonquin Territory)
firstname.lastname@example.org/ Tel: 613-858-3427