Five Years Later …. β€œ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ β€˜It Still Hurts! Gone Too Soon’ – #OrlandoUnited πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ …. “!!

Due to circumstances largely beyond my control, Part II of my “Celebrating Pride Month” post has been delayed by a day until this afternoon. However, as my friend Larry points out, PRIDE Month is about more than parades and celebrations, it is about history and heartbreak as well. Five years ago, 49 people were murdered and 53 others injured in a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. My dear friend Horty Rex is looking back at that night, remembering those people, and I think her post is as important to honouring PRIDE Month as are the parades and celebrations. Thank you, Horty, for this beautiful tribute to those people.

It Is What It Is

~~June 12, 2021~~

PULSE NIGHTCLUB MASSACRE

Five years ago today, I remember waking up to the horrific reality, perpetrated on my local LGBTQ+ community in Orlando.

#OrlandoUnited

Gone but not frogotten!!

The majority of the victims were Latin/Hispanic … that was another blow to one of my demographics. It’s something that can’t never, ever be fogotten!!

#49Angels

… who will live in our hearts and memories for all eternity!!

HortyRexΒ©

ORLANDO

~REMEMBERING THE PULSE 49~

Five years ago, 49 families learned their mothers, fathers, siblings and friends would not be coming home after a gunman opened fire on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Each one of the 49 people killed, now known as the 49 angels, on June 12, 2016, left behind a legacy.

Before they were victims, the 49 were mothers, fathers, recent graduates, veterans, breast cancer survivors, dreamers, artists and so much more.

~~Published April 28, 2017~~

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    • Not one of our brighter moments, for sure. I like to think that at some point, humans will overcome their sense of superiority, will understand that we’re all the same where it counts.

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  1. That is an emotional and heartbreaking video. So many young people just starting their lives. It is terrible that things are not changing. How can anyone vote against saving lives?

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    • I think that to some extent things are changing, but progress is slow and sometimes it seems we take one step forward, then two steps back. You’d be surprised how many people are single-issue voters and close their eyes to all else.

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