Several organizations have set up fundraising pages for the family members of victims.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida has launched a GoFundMe page with other Central Florida LGBTQ organizations for victims' families. The organization has also brought in grief counselors to talk to people affected by the tragedy. You can donate here.
Equality Florida, the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization, has also set up a GoFundMe account for victims. Their organization's initial goal was $500,000, but after that was reached in a matter of hours, the new goal is $2 million. Writing on the GoFundMe page, Equality Florida says, "We are working with a team of attorneys and experts, including the National Center for Victims of Crime, which deployed funds in both Chattanooga and Aurora, to ensure funds are distributed correctly."
The New York City Anti-Violence Project, a non-profit dedicated to ending hate crimes and violence in the LGBTQ community, offers a 24-hour bilingual hotline. You can donate here.
It Gets Better has a state-by-state list of LGBT non-profits here.
GLAAD also has an extensive list of national organizations dedicated to supporting the LGBT and trans communities.
Write to your local representative:
Whether you want stricter gun control laws or are concerned about the safety of your community's public places, as well as LGBTQ-community spaces, you can contact your local state representative here. You can find your senators' contact information here.
If you are in the Orlando area, you can find a donation center near you by visiting Oneblood.org or calling 1.888.9Donate. Blood donation centers in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties are listed below:
Orlando - West Michigan Donor Center 345 West Michigan St #106 Orlando, FL 32806 Phone: 407-835-5500 Sun: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Orlando - Main Donor Center 8669 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819 Phone: (407) 248-5009 Sun: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Apopka Donor Center 131 North Park Ave Apopka, FL 32703 Phone: (407) 884-7471 Sun: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Kissimmee Donor Center 1029 North John Young Pkwy Kissimmee, FL 34741 Phone: (407) 847-5747 Sun: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Oviedo Donor Center 1954 West 426 #1100 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 588-1291 Sun: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lake Mary Donor Center 105 Waymont Ct #101 Lake Mary , FL 32746 Phone: (407) 322-0822 Sun: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM