It’s been a full year since the attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. While our community continues to grieve, an important question still lingers: What can we do to help?
Equality Florida raised nearly $8 million last year to support Pulse victims and their families. In honor of the anniversary, the group has launched #HonorThemWithAction, a fundraising campaign that will put your dollars towards fighting anti-LGBT rhetoric in the Sunshine State and supporting initiatives like the Safe and Healthy Schools Project, which teaches acceptance to students.
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Launched in the wake of the Pulse attack, Gays Against Guns is pushing for common-sense gun-control laws and calling out politicians who are just puppets for the NRA. Sign up for GAG’s newsletter to stay informed about upcoming events and initiatives.
With your extra minutes, call the senators listed on GAG’s website and ask them to oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would require states to acknowledge weapons permits issued by other states, regardless of differences in eligibility and training requirements. The bill, currently backed by 189 Republicans and three Democrats, would effectively skirt state and local laws restricting concealed weapons, including gun-free school zones.