On June 12, 2016, a deadly attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando claimed the lives of 49 people — most of them young, LGBTQ and Latinx — and rocked our nation to its core. We will never forget, and we will never stop standing with Orlando. It is important that we not only remember those killed at Pulse, but that we #HonorThemWithAction.
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HRC, in partnership with internationally renowned artist Megan Geckler, will transform the exterior of our headquarters into a beacon of hope and resilience with a monumental installation, titled simply “49.” The art will remain on the building through the month of June.
He has learned to walk again after sustaining six gunshot wounds in the attack, and fights every day to get back to where he was physically. Angel says that he’s been lifted up by support from not only his family, but from around the world. “Seeing the LGBT flag all over, in places where I wouldn’t think it would be. It just shows how much love is out there … Being able to be here every day, it’s like you have a second chance in life. And I’m gonna make the best of it.” Watch Angel’s story:
Following the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016, HRC released a special tribute to the 49 victims. The 18-minute tribute -- directed by Emmy Award-winning Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel, with the support of their colleagues at Ryan Murphy Television -- features a diverse cast of 49 actors, directors and other entertainment leaders recounting individual stories of the people killed in our nation’s deadliest mass shooting. Watch now: