Words of support written outside U of L's LGBT Center following Orlando mass shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The weekend massacre in Orlando triggered a ground swell of support for members of the LGBT community including right here in Louisville.

Staff members at the LGBT Center at U of L found some inspirational words written outside their office this morning. "You are loved", "Don't mourn. Organize" and "Pride" were chalked on the sidewalk.

The group hopes to continue that momentum. Staffers spent the day writing their own messages of support for the LGBT Center at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. 

"These are really important conversations about hate and bias and where we are as a campus, as a country, where we are as a city, even a campus community... that what do we do to make sure that we're shifting those messages, so that people know that diversity and inclusion is what makes us stronger." said Brian Buford, director of the U of L LGBT Center.

Buford says he hopes everyone will attend the Kentuckiana Pride Fest this week as a sign of solidarity. The celebration kicks off Friday in downtown Louisville.

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