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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - St. Louis's LGBT community is reacting to the Orlando nightclub massacre.

The St. Louis LGBT community has started to gather for an expected vigil for prayers and condolences for the victims and their families.

A community forum was already planned for the month of National Pride Fest, and now members of the local LGBT community will be speaking out after the horrific act of violence   in Orlando.

LGBT leaders and community members across the country are speaking out   after a gunman opened fire and killed 50 people at the Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando.

The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and happened during national pride month, which is celebrated in June.

A public forum is slated to be held in south St Louis, were the LGBT community will discuss issues in within the community and hold a public dialogue.

Now community leaders say waking up and learning about the senseless act of hatred and violence at a gay bar was the worst thing to wake up to.

One St. Louisan, Arron, is still waiting to hear from a close friend in Florida who was at the Pulse night club in Orlando last night. He says they are hoping for the best, but bracing the worst.

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