On June 12 2016, what was at the time America’s worst mass murder took place at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was latino night in the middle of Pride Month and 49 mostly young, LGBTQ and latinx people were murdered with 56 people injured. It was also the deadliest single incidence of violence against LGBTQ people in the United States. Pride Month in the USA is a yearly event that commemorates the June 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, an important milestone in
49 celebrities honour the 49 victims of the Orlando Massacre in new #StopTheHate video. The Human Rights Campaign has released an 18 minute video honouring the 49 victims of the Orlando Massacre at Pulse Nightclub.
The video is directed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel and features 49 actors, directors and entertainment leaders including Sofia Vergara, Matt Bomer, Caitlyn Jenner and Lada Gaga, telling the individual stories of the victims of the attack.
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Monday, June 13 2016. The Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday. My partner and I spent the day in our pyjamas, glued to our mobile phone screens. The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando had been attacked and our hearts were breaking for the victims, their families and the LGBTI community. Amongst the coverage was a piece about Pastor Roger Jiminez from the Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento, California. In a sermon given merely hours after the massacre, the Pastor told his congregation th