College Responds to Orlando Nightclub Shooting

College Responds to Orlando Nightclub Shooting

College Responds to Orlando Nightclub Shooting

The John Jay College community joins with the rest of the nation in shock, disbelief and mourning following this past weekend’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Directly or indirectly, many members of the college community will be affected by this unimaginable tragedy, and for those who need a safe space to talk, John Jay's Wellness Center will have appointments available for confidential and supportive counseling sessions. The Wellness Center is located in Room L.68 of John Jay's New Building, and can be contacted at 212-237-8111.

There are also numerous hotlines you can call anonymously to talk through confused and difficult feelings:

NYC GLBT hotline: 212-989-0999 

National GLBT hotline: 1-888-843-4564help@GLBThotline.org

For those who would like to be around other LGBT community members, the borough LGBT Community Centers are welcoming spaces, and many of them offer counseling services. (Be sure to check when they are open.)

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011. 212-620-7310

Audre Lorde Project (Brooklyn), 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. 718-596-0342

Audre Lorde Project (Manhattan), 147 W. 24th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011. 212-463-0342. 212-463-0344

Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 4 MetroTech, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 347-889-7719

Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave., Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. 718-429.5309

Staten Island LGBT Center, 25 Victory Blvd., 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301. 718-808-1360

Rainbow Heights Club, 25 Flatbush Ave., 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217. 718-852-2584

There are many vigils taking place around the country to recognize those killed and injured at Pulse, and to show solidarity, strength and fearlessness. A list of such vigils can be found at http://www.weareorlando.org/

Allies of the Women's Center for Gender Justice and John Jay's LGBTQ Task Force will be attending the vigil that will be held Monday night from 7-9 P.M. outside of New York’s Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1004123916340523/ for more information.