(San Francisco, CA, June 12, 2016)—This morning a gunman opened fire at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He murdered 50 people and injured 53, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. History.
Statement from SF LGBT Center Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe:
“Our hearts are with the LGBTQ and entire Orlando community. Any violence is unacceptable in our society. And while our community has made historic strides in acceptance and equality, this tragedy is a painful reminder of the dangers LGBTQ people continue to face every day.”
The Center is co-sponsoring a vigil tonight at 8 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco. We will mourn, honor, and remember the victims and recommit to peace and our continuing pursuit of full LGBTQ equality.