The investigation is ongoing, but Obama is already sure of a few things.
As the head of The GLBT Center of Central Florida, Terry DeCarlo is a well known figure in Orlando's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and his heartbreak is apparent.
The man had several assault rifles and a substance used in explosives, police say.
Orlando's out Commissioner Patty Sheehan calls for a temporary lifting of the GBT blood ban and local hospitals seem to follow suit.
Mir Seddique, an immigrant from Afghanistan, told a reporter from NBC News "we are in shock like the whole country."
The politician — proudly opposed to LGBT rights — says the message was not a statement about the Orlando massacre victims.
The father of Omar Mateen says seeing two men kissing in Miami a few months ago angered his son and could be what motivated him to kill 50 people and wound 53 others.