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Community honors Pulse victims

Initiatives Support LGBTQ and Latinx Community Lives

In the three years since the [Pulse] attack, Americans in general and the LGBTQ community in particular have responded in various ways, attempting to make the community safer, more accepted and more prepared in the event of other, similar attacks.

Remembering Pulse Orlando: Two Years Later

Vigil to be held in Charlotte

Today, we pause to remember the lives lost, the lives changed — the friends and the family who woke up in the middle of the night to the awful news that their loved one would not come home.

To Be Queer and Latin in Charlotte

Reflections one year later after Pulse from a ghost queer

When Charlotte held its candlelight vigil for Orlando last year, I went by myself. As usual, I lied to family where I was going for the night and made sure I had access to a quick exit if necessary. The amount of people I saw on arrival was equally suffocating and uplifting, and slowly, I made it to the makeshift front while greeting and hugging friends and people I knew.

Jesse’s Journal: Orlando Strong

Remembering those lost amidst bigotry and hate

It has been a couple of weeks since Omar Mateen went on a shooting spree that killed 49 men and women, mostly LGBT Latinxs, and tragically made the Pulse night club in Orlando the most famous LGBT bar since the Stonewall Inn.