Currently, there are no legally guaranteed protections for victims of hate crimes based on gender identity or expression in the state of Florida, leaving a large portion of the LGBT community unprotected.
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The conversations and work being done on the ground in Jacksonville today will help inform and build GLAAD's partnership with local leaders and advocacy organizations to accelerate acceptance across Florida and the U.S. South as a whole.
GLAAD will join recording artists Imagine Dragons, Nate Ruess and special guests for concert to benefit OneOrlando Fund, in partnership with The Ally Coalition and others.
In response to the recent tragedy in Orlando, new and existing services have emerged in an effort to help victims, survivors, and their families who have been directly impacted by the mass shooting.
"Having a gun pointed at you is an awful experience. Praying you will make it. Fearing you will not see your loved ones again. Knowing this is it, you are going to die."
All around the world, people have come together in grievance, solidarity, and love.