Group of gay bar-nightclub managers hold meeting in Atlanta regarding Orlando mass shooting
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) – A group of gay bar and nightclub managers held a meeting in Atlanta after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history occurred in Orlando, Florida.
Burkhart’s general manager Don Hunnywell says local managers met at his bar Sunday to discuss ideas on how to help assist staffers from the Orlando bar and share ideas to improve security at their own businesses. Hunnywell says The Armorettes and the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are holding a vigil Sunday evening for the victims in the shootings.
A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub, early Sunday. At least 50 people were killed.
General manager Aaron Born of local gay bar Woofs of Piedmont called the Orlando shooting an “American tragedy.” He hopes the bar and nightclub owners can openly communicate with an incident occurs at their business.