For decades, many LGBT people could only talk freely about their lives, hold hands with a partner or feel completely safe in one kind of place: a gay bar. Some would say that's still true today.
But the horrific mass shooting at an Orlando club has stripped away the idea of safety.
Early Sunday morning, the shooter surprised a lively crowd with a spray of bullets that killed 49 people and injured 50. Across the nation, people in the LGBT community said it was a painful reminder that they can be targets of hate and violence.
A St. Louis social work student has launched a project to help people in St. Louis and Orlando begin to heal.