Tragedy in Orlando

In the early hours of Sunday, June 12, a gunman opened fire at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. At least 49 people were killed and 53 were wounded. It was the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.

The tragedy has added to the on-going conversations regarding gun control, terrorism, and LGBT equality.

Here are new resources that summarize what took place, and the aftermath effects the largest mass shooting in the US has on gun control, terrorism, and the LGBT community.


Tragedy in Orlando, Time For Kids

Mass shooting at Florida club prompts debate on terrorism, gun control, Newsela

Orlando’s Deadly Mass Shooting: What We Know Monday, NPR

Gun control:

Orlando shooting: The key things to know about about guns and mass shootings in America, Washington Post

Orlando Shooting Reignites Gun Control Debate in Congress, New York Times

Push for Gun Control After Orlando Shooting, VOA News


What people mean when they label an attack “terrorism”, VOX



In The Wake Of Orlando Shooting, CBS Evening News Highlights Growing Anti-LGBT Violence In The U.S., CBS News, reproduced by Media Matters

“100 Steps Backwards”: LGBT Muslims In Australia Are Reeling After Orlando, Buzzfeed

Wilson Cruz Says Orlando Shooting Was A ‘Direct Attack On LGBT Latinos’, Huffington Post


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