The following is a republished press release from The Haunt and NOT written by the Ithaca Voice … click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or contact me at

ITHACA, NY – In the wake of the tragic Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, we invite Ithaca to come together for a very special Queer Night event and join our efforts to raise money for the survivors and families of the victims we lost.

We will be showing our support for Orlando and dancing in solidarity with the LGBTQ community to DJ Taino spinning a mix of Latino, Hip Hop, Reggae, and House! DJ Doughboy fulfills our craving for Top 40 Hits, more Hip Hop, and Dance!

There will be no cover fee to attend the event. Cash donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the “Support Victims of Pulse Shooting” GoFundMe campaign which has currently raised more than $4.5 million, setting the record as the largest GoFundMe campaign ever

The GoFundMe campaign is the official Pulse Victims Fund page for Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Equality Florida is collecting contributions via this GoFundMe page to support the victims of the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

They are working with the City of Orlando, local partners, and the National Center for Victims of Crime, which deployed funds in both the Chattanooga and Aurora shootings, to distribute the contribution from our Pulse Victim Fund.

This organization offers support to communities affected by mass casualty events in the form of the National Compassion Fund, and ensures that every penny donated will be correctly and quickly disbursed to the victims and families.

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Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.