Donate to Orlando victims funds:

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."

Nonprofit Planting Peace has set up a Crowdwise account.

Support your local LGBT organizations:

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.

Give Blood:

The Orlando Sentinel reports that there is an urgent need for blood donations following the carnage at Pulse, with the organization OneBlood putting out a call for O negative, O positive, and AB Plasma. Though blood donation centers were flooded yesterday, centers are urging people to return later in the week. Contrary to reports, Orlando-area donation centers are not accepting donations from men who have had sex with other men in the past year. This policy is expected to change later this year.

If you are in the Orlando area, you can find a donation center near you by visiting 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

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