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Orlando Gay Nightclub Shooting: LGBT & Indie Stars React to Deadly Attack

Last night's shooting was the deadliest in U.S. history.

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

Last night’s shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, was the deadliest in United States history. The death toll currently stands at 50 — including the gunman, whom multiple outlets have identified as Omar Mateen — with at least 53 others injured.

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From “Orange Is the New Black” star Lea DeLaria to Rosario Dawson and Dustin Lance Black, many in the LGBT and independent-film communities have expressed their sadness, disbelief and frustration online:

 

 

 

 

 

 

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 12, 2016

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Update: In response, the Tony Awards have been dedicated to the shooting’s victims and ATX Festival has canceled a panel in which TV showrunners were set to discuss “to what extent the violence shown in their series is needed and appropriate to authentically tell their story.”

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