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Our Pulse: Pridelines Pays Tribute to 49 Lives Lost with Memorial Mural

Pridelines' tribute to the 49 lives lost at Pulse takes shape in a poignant memorial mural, set to be unveiled on June 28th, following a weather-related postponement. Each brushstroke captures the vibrant authenticity of those remembered, turning sorrow into a symbol of resilience and remembrance.

Today, we pause to remember, to honor, and to stand with unwavering solidarity for the 49 lives senselessly taken from us on that fateful night of June 12, 2016, at Pulse Nightclub. The vibrant spirit they had continues to inspire us, urging us to turn tragedy into resolve, fear into courage, and hostility into empathy. Amidst the darkness, we proudly planned to unveil our Pulse memorial mural, a beacon of remembrance and a testament to the enduring power of community. However, due to Miami's unforgiving weather, the unveiling has been postponed. We remain steadfast in our commitment to creating a sacred space for healing, reflection, and unity, and will update you on the new unveiling date soon. Crafted with passion and reverence by the gifted hands of artist TeePop and curated under the guidance of our beloved Board President, Veronica Barrios-Garcia, this mural serves as a beacon of hope in our community.

Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

Juan Chavez Martinez, 25 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25 years old

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

Jerald “Jerry” Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Christopher “Drew” Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

KJ Morris, 37 years old

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

Luis Daniel Lestat Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

Today, as we reflect upon this moment, let us not merely mourn the lives lost but celebrate the resilience, the strength, and the unyielding spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. Let us recommit ourselves to the relentless pursuit of justice, equality, and love for all. Together, we raise our voices, our flags, and our hearts, declaring that love will always conquer hate, that unity will always triumph over division. Join us in honoring the memory of those we've lost by igniting change, fostering acceptance, and spreading hope. Share your reflections, your stories, and your unwavering support using the hashtag #RememberingPulse. Together, we will ensure that their legacy shines brightly, guiding us toward a future where every LGBTQ+ individual can live freely and authentically, without fear or discrimination. With unwavering pride, Dr. Edward Summers Executive Director Pridelines If you'd like to support Pridelines, please donate here to help us continue creating safe spaces for our LGBTQIA+ community.

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