RAINBOW MEMORIAL COMPLETED BY PULSE NIGHTCLUB IN MEMORY OF 49 KILLED

A rainbow crossing has been completed connecting two streets next to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It comes after thousands of people signed a petition calling for a rainbow memorial to remember the victims of the shooting. The gay nightclub was the scene of horrific events in June 2016, when 49 people were murdered…

VEGAS MASSACRE REOPENS OLD WOUNDS FOR PULSE SURVIVORS

Orlando Torres had been up late Sunday night reading social media posts when news first broke of the shooting in Las Vegas at the Harvest Music Festival. The story felt too familiar. A bunch of people out enjoying music together. A gunman murdering individuals at random. For many Americans, this rang of a too-frequent news…

THE LIVE OF PULSE, IMMORTALIZED IN RHYME

One of last and hardest challenges in the creative process may be finally sharing your work with the world. It certainly seemed a daunting prospect to poet Nathaniel Bush Jr. A black gay man raised in Orlando whose sexuality left him estranged from members of his family, Bush had plenty of material but less support…

PULSE NIGHTCLUB OWNER ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A MEMORIAL

The owner of Pulse, the gay nightclub where 49 people were killed in a terror attack last year, has announced plans for a memorial on the site. The attack on the Orlando venue last June also saw 53 people injured at the hands of gunman Omar Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with police….

PULSE ANNIVERSARY TO BE DEDICATED IN ORLANDO AS "’DAY OF LOVE & KINDNESS"

City and county officials in Orlando, Fla., want the one-year anniversary next June of the Pulse nightclub massacre to be marked with acts of love and kindness. Elected officials on Monday said that June 12 officially would be dedicated as “Orlando United Day — A Day of Love and Kindness.” Officials also announced a series…

PULSE SURVIVORS MARCH IN ROSE PARADE

Survivors of the Pulse massacre took center stage at the 128th Rose Parade. Victor Baez Febo and Isaiah Henderson waved to the cheering crowd Monday at the annual New Years Day celebration in Pasadena, Calif. They rode on a float commissioned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Impulse Group United, which honored the 49 victims…

PULSE OWNER DECIDES NOT TO SELL CLUB TO CITY OF ORLANDO

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place said Monday that she is no longer interested in selling the property to the city of Orlando. Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma said in a statement that she can’t walk away from the property, where 49…