It’s pride weekend in San Francisco, and what better way to celebrate the deserving LGBT community than to give back? This weekend any new Saucey users can use the code ORLANDO for $10 off their order and $2 from every order will be donated to our friends in the Orlando LGBT community.
Other ways to help Orlando:
Give blood and plasma.
OneBlood is asking that those who wish to donate in the Orlando area to make an appointment to do so. Appointments for blood donations can be booked up to two weeks in advance. You can make an appointment online or by phone (888-936-6283).
Donate to Help the Victims’ Families
Equality Florida has set up a GoFundMe to support the victims and their families. You can make a donation to the fund and find more information about how to help people in Orlando on the organization’s website.
The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida has also set up a fund to help the families. Regardless of where you make your donation, both of these funds have been verified as ensuring the money raised will go directly to help families as they handle hospital bills and make arrangements for their loved ones.
Support LGBTQ small businesses
Get out there and help all your queer moms and pops making it happen! For more information on how to support LGTBQ small businesses, click here.
Don’t be afraid to talk to someone.
You can’t help anyone until you help yourself. Several places are coordinating services for those in need of counseling. We encourage you to contact these places or go where support is being offered if you need it.
The Trevor Project Hotline is always available for LGBTQ youth, and is open to anyone in need of support at this time. Call them at 1-866-488-7386.
The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida has opened its doors and has counselors on site for anyone who needs help. The center is located at 946 N Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803. These services are available in both Spanish and English.
If you are not located in Florida, contact your local GLBT Center for counseling opportunities available.