Orlando police launch ‘safe place’ initiative for LGBT residents, visitors

A decal for protection? Oh, I’m sure that will work perfectly…

gun free

From Orlando Sentinel: On Monday, the six-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, the city of Orlando kicks off an initiative designed to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people safer.


The Orlando Police Department will issue a new rainbow decal in the shape of a badge for offices, stores and organizations that want to participate. “This location is a SAFE PLACE for victims of anti-LGBTQ crimes and harassment to call 911 and wait for police to arrive,” it says.


The city has printed 500 of the 5-by-7-inch decals, and already, most city buildings have been outfitted with them, said police spokeswoman Michelle Guido. Orlando businesses and organizations are encouraged to take part and place decals on windows near their main entrances.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and police Chief John Mina plan to hold a news conference Monday at 12:15 p.m. at the LGBT Center of Central Florida on North Mills Avenue to kick off the initiative.

The program is patterned after one created by the Seattle Police Department last year. The Orlando decal is nearly identical to Seattle’s and the goal is similar: to provide temporary sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who feel threatened or have been the victims of crimes.

Ed Murray and his rainbow sidewalks designed to prevent crimes.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and his rainbow sidewalks designed to prevent crimes.

They can go inside and know it’s a safe place from which to call 911 or that someone there will place the call on their behalf. Seattle’s program also is designed to reduce bullying.

About a month after the Pulse shooting, the Orlando Police Department unveiled a police vehicle bearing the names of the victims and photos of a vigil to honor them. Lt. James “Jim” Young, a 19-year department veteran and former agency spokesman, is lead liaison to the LGBT community and drives the SUV.

Monday is the six-month anniversary of the massacre in which Omar Mateen, 29, a Fort Pierce security guard, killed 49 people and injured at least 68 others when he opened fire inside the gay nightclub June 12.


25 responses to “Orlando police launch ‘safe place’ initiative for LGBT residents, visitors

  1. Kevin J Lankford

    Never mind that it was all fake any how, let us use it for an excuse to advertise the fact that there are willing victims.

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  2. I appreciate these cities doing this. It makes it easier to know where I DO NOT wish to vacation.

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  3. I guess , as I read this, if you are NOT gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender you are not welcome to seek shelter in these places to protect your life until the police arrive. If your straight you will have to stand out side and pray that you won’t get shot.

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  4. Why don’t some smart gun-owning people come up with a decal that says:
    This Is a Safe Space protected by Americans,
    You are welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or politics as long as you keep it to yourself.
    Any criminal attacks or violence will be meet with greater violence by trained armed citizens.

    That would actually be a Safe Space.

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    • Longknife 21 . . . your verbiage for a decal makes the most common sense, the other one is rather off-putting for a majority of people. No doubt the majority of businesses will feel a subtle pressure to put up one of these dumb decals. Why is it that people just seem to display greater stupidity as time goes by. If someone enters one of these businesses seeking shelter from the storm as it were, and a person with bad intent comes into the store, and let’s say one of the store’s employees is shot and killed . . . . I would hope that the store is held liable for putting their employees at risk. I would go out of my way to NOT SHOP at a store displaying such a decal. Goodie gumdrops we can shop online and have our stuff delivered, without having to have all this liberal crap shoved in our faces!

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      • Smart business owners are encouraging their employees to get Concealed Carry Permits, some are even paying for the training, qualification, and license fees.
        One guy was even buying a Taurus Judge (.45 Long Colt/.410 revolver) for every employee that got a carry permit.
        That is not what I recommend for a “carry gun”, but great for keeping in your desk or work-station. There are .410 shells available with 9 #4 buckshots, 1/4″ balls.

        The idea of having a real “Safe Space” business is not a “pipe dream” but is real.

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    • This works for me:


  5. So…..by putting a rainbow sticker on or near your front door a “safe place” is created for individuals who are members of the Lesbian, Homosexual, Transgender community? Is it like a majical invisible shield? How exactly does it work? I’m perplexed. Is this at the tax payers expense? Rainbow police cars? WTF??

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    • It is not at all a shield but an invite to every loony tune looking for a target.
      If I cannot carry my weapon into a store I DO NOT shop there. I can shoot a thug faster than a police officer can interrupt his intent to harm me.

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      • AMEN! If they don’t like me being armed, they don’t need my money or business.
        My bank even allows Conceal Carry. Many of the employees have permits and I don’t think they have ever been robbed.
        Isn’t that curious.

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  6. “Gun Free Zones” should be translated to “Kill Me Zones”. this crap is total insanity but, hey, let them. Whatever happens is on THEM.

    And why doesn’t it say “Weapons Free Zone”? Doesn’t a knife do similar damage? If this were to continue, people will, eventually, be required to be naked, where nothing could be hidden. NUTS!

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  7. Excuse me while I hurl
    the Kakokracy is more ridiculous every day

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  8. Aw, yippee…

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  9. I am not convinced that Orlando was not Sandy Hook South.

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  10. This is the sticker we post to designate a safe zone:

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  11. The bottom line here is the Govt can’t protect you, and the current one has no real intention of even trying, unless you are some Federally Favored Minority, and even then you have more “value” to them dead or seriously wounded.
    The cops are prevented from being “proactive”, they can only intervene after a crime has been committed in most cases. Especially if the “Perpetrator” is FFM.
    If We the People try to look out for each other, and even the Libtard idiots that want the Gubbermint to disarm everyone (except the criminals and terrorists), perhaps we can convince the Libtards that trained and licensed Citizens are a Good Thing.

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  12. Does anyone out there ever proofread this stuff? Why not just put a great big ole bullseye on their back instead? At least a small portion of the population is providing entertainment for the rest of us.
    Here is a bulletin. If you kept your sexual choices behind the bedroom door, where regardless of what kind, there would be no need for any of this. Cause no one would know.
    They bring grief upon themselves. Or maybe that is their intention all along.
    I can’t imagine why else someone would want to bring possible danger upon themselves.


    • The proofreading comment is about someone from the Orlando PD, not this blog.


    • Ever notice how the gays, lesbians, trannys and all the other insist on telling us about their sexual preferences and demand us to accept those things YET they don’t want to know or hear JACK $ about the rest of us. I don’t walk around expounding on my bedroom life and I don’t want to hear about yours either!!!!!!

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  13. It was sandy hook south. Here they are one month after the “worst mass shooting in the history of the US” celebrating their big fat bonus check for their participation in the HOAX:

    Wonder how much they were paid to sell out the country?

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  14. Wearer is unarmed?
    Please do not hurt me?
    They might want to keep their firearm preferences to themselves too.


  15. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Our nation dancing to destruction. Broken of both love of country and manhood of men can lead to defeat.

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