Metro LGBT bars, clubs step up security

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In light of the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, LGBT restaurants, bars and clubs in the metro and beyond have looked for ways to step up security.

Plenty of establishments told FOX 5 News their concerns that their business or another in Atlanta could be a future target of an attack.

"That question crossed my mind. With all the terror going on in this country-- whether it’s a precedent or the end, who knows?" said David Camp, the owner of Felix's On the Square in northeast Atlanta.

Camp said the shopping center with many LGBT-friendly establishments will soon work together to coordinate security, especially if a suspicious person is seen.

Atlanta Police said numerous LGBT establishments have contacted Atlanta Police with security questions and security concerns.

"We want [people] to feel comfortable and continue to go out," said Officer Acashia Lavigeour, an LGBT liaison.

Police ask if any establishments or people have any questions, they can contact Atlanta Police and speak with an LGBT liaison.