June 12, 2016
Many people woke up on Sunday to the harrowing news that a person had entered Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and killed 50 people by gunshot, injuring a further 53.
Pulse is a nightclub that serves the LGBTQ community in Orlando, a community that has been shaken to the core by such an abysmal act.
It is our understanding that a state of emergency has been declared by officials.
PCS Proud condemns the attacks upon the LGBT community in any part of the world and recommends that any of our members stationed overseas in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and other Government departments take care and follow safety advice.
We share the attached statement from the Human Rights Campaign – http://www.hrc.org/blog/human-rights-campaign-statement-on-tragic-shooting-at-orlando-nightclub-ser
Our thoughts go to all those affected by this utterly appalling slaughter.