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5 years after Pulse: We must remember them

As we head towards the middle of Pride month, today we are always reminded of why Pride is still so important. 5 years ago today, On 12th June 2016, 49 people were killed in one of the worst mass shootings in American and LGBTQI plus history at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
The effects of this shooting were felt across the world.
Pulse Orlando Vigil – Soho London
Soon after, London came out in force to show solidarity with all of those lost, for them, their friends, and their families, with one of the biggest vigils Soho has ever seen. It had everything from quiet reflection, singing of songs to very powerful speeches. It was a very strong message showing the world that London Stands With Them.
49 Angels
Today. As on every 12th of June.

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Amanda L. Alvear, 25 years old

Oscar A. Aracena Montero, 26 years old

Rodolfo Ayala Ayala, 33 years old

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Angel Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

Juan Chavez Martinez, 25 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Simón Adrian Carrillo Fernández, 31 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Peter Ommy Gonzalez Cruz, 22 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Javier Jorge Reyes, 40 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25 years old

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Brenda Marquez McCool, 49 years old

Gilberto R. Silva Menendez, 25 years old

Kimberly Jean Morris, 37 years old

Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio Capo, 20 years old

Geraldo A. Ortiz Jimenez, 25 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old

Jean Carlos Nieves Rodríguez, 27 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano-Rosado, 35 years old

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old

Yilmary Rodríguez Solivan, 24 years old

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, 24 years old

Juan Pablo Rivera Velázquez, 37 years old

Luis Sergio Vielma, 22 years old

Franky Jimmy DeJesus Velázquez, 50 years old

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Today, 5 years after the tragedy, for anyone visiting Orlando, a brand new exhibition has opened, marking the anniversary at the Orange County Regional History Centre in downtown Orlando.
The Orange County Regional History Center continues to collect, conserve and catalog artifacts to honor the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. Memorial collection sites include Pulse Nightclub, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Lake Eola, and the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
You can find out more here.  oneorlandocollection.com 

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