Pulse survivor challenges Disney to cease support for NRA-friendly gubernatorial candidate

By : Layla Ferris
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ORLANDO | Pulse nightclub shooting survivor Brandon Wolf is calling for Walt Disney World to “stop supporting NRA sellouts” such as Adam Putnam, a Republican running for Florida governor in the 2018 election.

Wolf denounced Disney’s contributions toward Putnam’s campaign in a video released with media company NowThis on June 12, two years after the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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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.

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.

PHOTOS: Mourners reflect on the Pulse tragedy with History Center exhibit

By : Kathy Ruiz
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ORLANDO | Mourners came to Orlando from across the country for the two-year mark of Pulse to honor and remember the 49 lives lost at the LGBTQ nightclub on June 12, 2016.

One place they visited was the Orlando County Regional History Center for its limited edition exhibit “Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre.”

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PHOTOS: Mayors Dyer and Jacobs declare June 12 Orlando United Day at Pulse ceremony

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Hundreds gathered at the Pulse memorial June 12 to honor and remember the 49 lives lost just two years ago within the nightclub at the memorial’s location.

The crowd watched performances from the Orlando Gay Chorus, Blue Star, the Orlando Philharmonic and more.

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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.

06.14.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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We live in an age where it can be easy to forget your pride. The White House certainly does. Even with orange prominently displayed in our flag, the current administration declined to issue a proclamation acknowledging LGBTQ Americans for the second year in a row.

The Pentagon followed suit, opting for the first time since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to not formally acknowledge LGBTQ Pride Month. It was a bold reflection of the administration’s ever-looming transphobic military policies.

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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.

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 Center’s communications director Terry DeCarlo announces his resignation

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ORLANDO | Terry DeCarlo, The LGBT+ Center Orlando’s chief communications director, announced via Facebook June 11 that he would be resigning from his position at The Center just one day before the two-year mark of the Pulse tragedy.

“It is with a heavy heart that I report to you this morning that I have resigned my position at the LGBT Center Orlando,”DeCarlo wrote. “I hope during my tenure at the agency, going through a complete facility overhaul to give Orlando a nice place to call home and then helping lead the community through one of the darkest times in history that I made you proud.”

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PHOTOS: UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality hosts Florida LGBT-Allies Summit

By : Maia Monet
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The 7th annual Florida LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit was held this past Friday at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality. Companies from across the state sent representatives to attend panels on “LGBT Equality and Civil Rights” as well as “Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace.”

The morning began with a panel on “Allyship: Voices of the LGBTQ Community” made up of George Wallace the Executive Director of the LGBT+ Center Orlando, Jennifer Walls the Senior Vice President/Area Sales Director for Lee Hecht Harrison, Marco Antonio Quiroga the Program Director for the Contigo Fund, and Kellie Parkin the Executive Director of MBA Orlando – LGBT Chamber of Commerce answering questions on the challenges and benefits of LGBTQ visibility at work. As noted by Parkin, it is estimated that 50% of employees are still in the closet and need support. Walls added that there are still large companies with annual revenue of $100M+ who believe that they do not have LGBTQ employees.

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Orange County Regional History Center opens Pulse exhibit

By : Kathy Ruiz
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ORLANDO | In honor and remembrance of the Pulse victims, The Orange County Regional History Center is presenting a special, limited-time exhibit titled “Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre.” The exhibit opened at the start of Pride Month June 2 and will run through Oct. 14, the weekend of Come Out With Pride.

“Another Year Passes” includes more than 200 images and items collected at Pulse memorial sites throughout Orlando as well as community artwork and international messages and tributes. The exhibit will also feature the iconic 49 statue tribute crosses created to honor those who died through June 16.

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