ribbon smallThe National Gay Media Association, of which Dallas Voice is a member, has issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting this morning at Pulse Orlando nighclub:

“The National Gay Media Association is stunned at the mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Fla. At least 50 people have been killed, and dozens more injured in the attack.

“‘Our hearts go out to the entire Orlando community,’ said Leo Cusimano, publisher of Dallas Voice and president of NGMA. ‘We lend our support to the community of Orlando, and the LGBTQ community nationally as we all cope with the sadness and anger this tragedy has caused.’

“‘Individuals in the LGBTQ community have been targeted for violence frequently over the years, but nothing on this scale,’ said Tracy Baim, spokesperson for NGMA and publisher of Windy City Times. ‘We want to encourage the community to show their support by donating to the victims here. We also send our support to our member paper, Watermark, during this difficult time for their community.’

“NGMA, a membership organization of 12 of the country’s top regional LGBT media, works together to help member newspapers. Orlando’s Watermark newspaper joined NGMA  in 2015.”