INDIANAPOLIS -- Indy Pride wrapped up over the weekend. It was a time for many Hoosiers to come together and celebrate diversity and equality. However, an act of terror and hatred in Orlando ended the lives of those trying to do the same.
Indy Pride President Jason Hinson-Nolen says a question among many is “are we safe?” Does fear outweigh our ability to gather together anymore? Hinson-Nolen says we need to be unified and do things in a space together.
While police investigate the motive of the Orlando shooter, Hinson-Nolen says the tragedy affects everyone—not just the LBGT community.
He says the horrific act presents an opportunity for unity and a message of love and compassion for other people.
For those wanting to help the victims of Orlando, Hinson-Nolen encourages people to find a local blood center and donate or go online to the gofundme page provided by Equality Florida . It’s for the victim support fund, which has already raised over a million dollars in 24 hours.