Above: Members of Orlando's Muslim and Arab American communities gathered with more than 10,000 people to show a strong, united front against hate, violence and terrorism at a vigil for Orlando on June 13, 2016.
People across the country are coming together to heal, take a stand against hate and show support for the LGBTQ community following the violent attack in Orlando, Fla. on June 12, 2016, fueled by hate and homophobia, that took away so many innocent lives. (Read the full statement here.)
The Arab American Community Center of Florida (AACC) has been outspoken with their support, encouraging Arab and Muslim Americans to attend vigils, help the victims' families and donate blood.Read more
Let’s stand together against hate and violence. Let’s honor the lives lost and altered forever and support the LGBTQ community through positive action. (Read our full statement here.) We encourage you to find a vigil or community gathering in your area and show your support for the LGBTQ community.
For those of you in Michigan, we ask that you join TAKE ON HATE at a vigil for Orlando at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Ferndale. The vigil is organized by Affirmations, a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. Click here for details.
For those of you in Washington, D.C., join TAKE ON HATE and our allies at the National Domestic Workers Alliance | La Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras del Hogar for a vigil for Orlando at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The vigil will follow a convergence of thousands of women leaders in the Capital for the White House "United State of Women" Summit. Click here for details.
For those of you who are elsewhere across the country, find a space where your community is gathering and stand together in solidarity to demand an end to hate.Read more
The violent attack against the LGBT community at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl. on June 12, 2016, was a terrible tragedy, fueled by hate and homophobia, that took away the lives of 49 innocent people and altered the future forever for the 53 innocent people who were injured. We must stand against crimes of hate, targeted toward any community, and commit ourselves to creating a world where all people can live without the fear that they will be targeted for their sexual orientation, gender, faith, or race.Read more