2. “On Monday there had been a vigil. Wednesday was two fundraisers. On Thursday afternoon they assembled care packages for the victims’ families, and on Thursday night they offered to clean the house of the woman who was organizing donation drives so she could focus on more important things. Everywhere Evan went there were comfort dogs.” A reporter follows a gay man and his straight friend throughout the day and evening Saturday in a solid piece on what it’s like on the ground in Orlando nearly one week after the Pulse shooting.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: A huge group of Broadway heavy-hitters (including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Grey, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and more) got together to sing Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Sales of the single will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.