Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

06.14.18 Central Florida Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Jeremy Williams
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As you are reading this it has been a few days since the two-year mark of the Pulse tragedy, but because of how deadlines and press days fall, I am writing this the day before the June 12 date.

June 12 carries a weird energy with me now. For those who don’t know, I share my birthday with the same day that a disturbed individual decided to take 49 lives at Pulse. Last year at the one-year mark, while attending memorials and vigils, I was receiving notifications of Happy Birthday and messages wishing me a fun and happy day all while grieving with my community and consoling friends.

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Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

Ringing of the Bells

By : Maia Monet
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Join the public gathering on June 12 at noon as the First United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando will ring its bells 49 times, once for every life lost that tragic day. In a sign of solidarity, multiple churches across the U.S. and the world will join in the ringing of the bells.

Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

One Orlando Alliance’s Acts of Love and Kindness

By : Maia Monet
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Acts of Love and Kindness is a movement grown out of the spirit of giving and good deeds witnessed in the aftermath of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. The One Orlando Alliance — a coalition of more than 30 Orlando LGBTQ+ organizations — mobilizes this movement to inspire the Orlando community and beyond to engage in volunteerism, share stories and show support through acts of love and kindness. Those participating are encouraged to share their stories on social media using the hashtag: #ActLoveGive.

Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

Another Year Passes: Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

By : Maia Monet
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The Orange County History Center in downtown Orlando will be bringing back its Pulse collection exhibit starting the first weekend of Pride Month, June 2, and will have it on display through Come Out With Pride weekend, Oct. 14. The exhibit will be free of charge during the week of June 12. For more information on the exhibit call the Orange County History Center at 407-836-8500 or visit TheHistoryCenter.org.

The Tender Activist: You’re Not Responsible Enough to Have a Gun

By : Scottie Campbell
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In the aftermath of the June 12, 2016, shooting here in Orlando, my dad and I had a discussion about guns.

Like all of our discussions on that topic, nobody was swayed. I certainly didn’t help things when I had a knee-jerk reaction to a “the gun doesn’t kill people” bon mot he lobbed at me. Fresh off hearing Rick Scott regurgitate an impotent cliché for the national media about the Second Amendment itself not killing everyone, I snapped.

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Community Response to Tragedy

By : Alex Storer
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After horror struck Orlando on the morning of June 12, 2016 it took monumental effort for a grief-stricken community -for people- to come together and address the needs of everyone affected, specially of those directly impacted. Long-established leaders as well as emerging ones found themselves at the forefront of a massive task: to build up this once colorful and joyful community. A haven for LGBTQ+ people had been stolen and the LGBTQ+ Latinx community suffered a devastating loss. Layers upon layers of challenges, from language barriers to immigration status, came to surface. To take care of all those involved was not and it still isn’t an easy mission. However, in the strength and resiliency that characterizes a community with a long record of fighting oppression and hatred, a united front was there to pick up the pieces and guide the process to becoming whole again. Join us for a special Diálogo session with Representative Carlos Guillermo SmithTerry DeCarloRoxy Santiago and Christopher J. Cuevas as they share the paths they’ve taken to respond to tragedy, to honor those lost and to continue fighting for the community