Honoring The Victims Of The Pulse Nightclub Shooting With Action


On this day 7 years ago, a gunman opened fire at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub and killed 49 people while injuring 53 more. This deadly attack was, at the time, the deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Just six years later, a gunman killed 5 and injured at least 25 others at Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. Militarized hate against our community is a tragedy that we must continue to fight, especially in the midst of the political backlash against our trans siblings.

These horrific attacks, like the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ policies and bigoted rhetoric sweeping the nation, were meant to scare us back into the closet. They were meant to leave LGBTQ people wondering if it’s safe to be ourselves. But, with our community under siege, honorthemwithaction.org urges us to chose to be unapologetically visible and refused to be erased. This moment in history calls for that same courage.

This year, join honorthemwithaction.org and honor the victims of Pulse and Club Q with action by raising our flags higher than ever. By celebrating Pride unashamedly. And by committing to the fight for a world where no one has to fear being themselves. Join us in solidarity by posting on your social media with the hashtag #honorthemwithaction. 

At GO, we solemnly remember the the precious lives lost at on June 12, 2016 and vow to #honorthemwithaction.

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Amanda 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 L. 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
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
Peter O. 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 “Drew” Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
KJ 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 C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Luis Daniel Lestat Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Jerald “Jerry” Arthur Wright, 31 years old


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