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Sacramento LGBTQ clubs talk safety measures after Pulse shooting

The Pride weekend continued in Sacramento on Sunday – but many people had in mind the shooting at the Pulse nightclub. Sunday marks exactly six years since June 12, 2016, when 49 people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The scene of the LGBTQ nightclub and bar in Sacramento has intensified security since then. Alyssa Gomez, Mango’s General Manager, said her club took immediate action after the Pulse shooting. “Gomez added that they have taken even more steps recently. In January, they installed a metal detector in Mango to help the security team check for weapons.” “All our eyes and ears are peeled off at all times just to try to keep everyone safe and create an environment where people want to go out,” said Gomez. also that the shooting at the Pulse nightclub led to increased security measures at their facility. “As bags, we have a bag size limit,” said Depot Floor’s director Omar Karimzada. “We try to do as much as possible to make sure ryone’s stay can be fun and safe at the same time.” The latest FBI figures show that by 2020, 20% of hate crime victims in the United States were targeted because of their sexual orientation – and nearly 3% were targeted because of their gender identity. But with more security at local gay clubs in the Sacramento area, many said they still felt safe. “Sacramento resident Jinks. However, others said they were careful.” “I feel safe, you just never really know. It could happen anywhere at any time,” said Sacramento resident Ciara Levy.

The Pride weekend continued in Sacramento on Sunday – but many were thinking about shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

Sunday marked exactly six years since June 12, 2016, when 49 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in a shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The scene of the LGBTQ nightclub and bar in Sacramento has since stepped up security measures. Alyssa Gomez, Mango’s General Manager, said her club took immediate action after the Pulse shooting.

“We did active sniper training with the police department and all the businesses around did it to be prepared. I do not think you are ever prepared and you hope to hit wood never happens.” said Gomez.

Gomez added that they have taken even more steps recently. In January, they installed a metal detector in Mango to help the security team check for weapons.

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A metal detector helps secure Mango’s.

“We definitely have our eyes and ears peeled off at all times just to try to keep everyone safe and create an environment where people want to go out,” Gomez said.

Depot, another gay bar in the Lavender Heights area, also said the shootings at the Pulse nightclub led to increased security measures in their condition.

“At night, we have security we lose, we control our luggage, we have a luggage size limit,” said Depot Floor’s director Omar Karimzada. “We try to do as much as possible to ensure that everyone has fun and is safe at the same time.”

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The Depot, a gay bar in the Lavender Heights area of ​​Sacramento.

The last numbers by the FBI shows that by 2020, 20% of hate crime victims in the United States were targeted because of their sexual orientation – and nearly 3% were targeted because of their gender identity.

Hate crime statistics

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Source: FBI Hate Crime Statistics, 2020

But with more security at local gay clubs in the Sacramento area, many said they still felt safe.

“For the most part, I think they do a very good job, especially with the number of people coming to this area,” said Sacramento resident Dan Jinks.

Others, however, said they were careful.

“I feel safe, you just never really know. It could happen anywhere at any time,” said Ciara Levy, a Sacramento resident.

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