Two Years Ago Today We Lost 49 Lives at Pulse
Today marks the second anniversary of the tragic shootings that took place on June 12, 2016 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL during their popular Latin night.
A horrific attack that took the lives of 49 LGBTQ+ people, including the majority Latinx and people of color, and allies. At the time, it was the largest mass shooting in modern-day US history. The shooter was finally killed after a several hour standoff with police, but the death toll had already reached 49 with 53 others injured. It was a night that we never expected would happen, but the happenings at Pulse have generated awareness for hatred, xenophobia, homophobia, and terrorism that has echoed now for two years.
Pulse nightclub has not re-opened. Instead, the site of the
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