In Solidarity: Orlando And The BSD Community

Like many across the U.S. and the world, the BSD family is saddened and outraged by the Orlando shooting. In the face of acts of violence and hate, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless—as if the legislative and cultural forces are too insurmountable to change.

But every day, members of the BSD community fight tirelessly for sensible gun laws on the local and national level. Every day, you tell the stories of the lives taken too soon that inspire us to push even harder for progress. And every day, you build, cultivate, and mobilize supporters who believe that we as a nation are better than this.

If you are looking for places to give during this time, please consider these organizations:

Americans for Responsible Solutions
Brady Campaign
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Nevadans for Background Checks
Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

We also thank the organizations supporting and empowering the LGBTQ community—from GLSEN teaching and advocating for the success of LGBT students, to GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) legislating these battles in court, to the Trevor Project providing countless resources for youth in crisis and the Born this Way Foundation promoting acceptance and bravery. And to the newfound Freedom for All Americans, which is continuing the fight against discrimination.

Thank you for your work, commitment to your causes, and for ultimately making the world a better, kinder place.

Visit #WeAreOrlando to donate, lend support, and find local events to stand in solidarity.