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Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016

Orlando Gay Clubs Come Together to Support Pulse Staff

The massacre at Pulse nightclub also left its staff without a way to support themselves



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    Flowers and photographs for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting lay at a makeshift memorial, June 14, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.

    The Orlando LGBT community is pulling together to support the staff of Pulse, who have found themselves without a way to pay bills as the nightclub sits shuttered in the wake of Sunday's bloody rampage, NBC News reports.

    Parliament House, a stronghold of the local LGBT scene, is coordinating with other clubs and working with the owners of Pulse to find ways to support the now unemployed staff, among other efforts to help the overall community.

    "We're going to be setting up a Pulse bar here Friday, Saturday and Sunday," Parliament House Manager Tim Evanicki said. "We want to make it available for the Pulse bartenders to work in so they have a place to work."

    The 41-year-old resort has been collecting funds since the attack, and two other gay clubs in the area, Hammered Lamb and Southern Nights, were holding fundraisers Wednesday evening.

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    Demetrice Naulings decided to flee a bathroom at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, and lived. His best friend, Eddie Justice, got left behind, and died. Through tears, Naulings talks about that night. "My friend wasn't supposed to die in the bathroom on the floor," Naulings said.
    (Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016)