GLAAD postpones Southern Stories Summer Tour of Florida to focus on Orlando

Since the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub, GLAAD has been working on the ground in Orlando to support local LGBTQ advocates and organizations, including Equality Florida.

Out of respect for the tragedy and in order to keep our resources focused on supporting victims, survivors, families and the organizations supporting them, GLAAD is postponing our previously scheduled Southern Stories Summer Tour of Florida.

GLAAD will still visit Jacksonville on June 27 to participate in a faith leader forum and a community roundtable discussion focused on nondiscrimination with our partners at Jacksonville Coalition for Equality. Information about both those events are available at the Southern Stories Summer Tour page. 

Meanwhile, GLAAD will continue working with media outlets across the world to share the stories of the victims of the Orlando shooting and supporting our partners in Florida.

The Southern Stories Summer Tour of Alabama and Mississippi is still scheduled for July, and the tour of Texas is scheduled for August. We will post information to the Southern Stories Summer Tour page as it becomes available.