Tampa Bay remembers Pulse tragedy at 3-year mark

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Community advocate and allies throughout Tampa Bay will gather for events and memorials June 12, honoring those killed at the Pulse nightclub three years ago today.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: One Love

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Project No Labels marked the two year mark of the Pulse tragedy on June 11 at Thirsty First in St. Petersburg, raising nearly $1,000 for the Contigo Fund.

Funds were raised for the Orlando organization via donations and silent auctions. The fund was formed in the aftermath of the tragedy and offers financial support to organizations working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Lantinx individuals, immigrants and people of color.

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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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Second Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run

By : Maia Monet
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The onePULSE Foundation will host the CommUNITY Rainbow Run in partnership with the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at UCF. An estimated 1,500 runners and walkers will join together at Wadeview Park for a 4.9K, Kids Fun Run and CommUNITY Festival. The race is in honor of all affected by the Pulse tragedy and the course goes by the Pulse Memorial and the Orlando Health Trauma Center. Registration and event details are available at CommunityRainbowRun.com.

LGBTQ+ Advance Directive and Will Clinic

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In remembrance and honor of the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families, The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and its community partners are offering a free event for the LGBTQ+ community. Volunteer attorneys will prepare simple wills, durable power of attorney, healthcare surrogate and living wills free of charge. To schedule an appointment call 407-841-8310, ext. 3167.

Two years later many groups, individuals will honor and remember those affected by the Pulse tragedy

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ABOVE:  The Pulse memorial will be one of several locations with events June 12.

ORLANDO | It’s been nearly two years since our community woke to the news that a gunman entered one of our LGBTQ nightclubs in downtown Orlando on Latin Night with a semi-automatic rifle and handgun. 49 patrons were killed and another 53 injured while they danced, drank and celebrated with friends and family.

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