WHEN I THINK ABOUT PULSE, I THINK ABOUT NUMBERS

Three years have passed since the June 12, 2016, attack on Pulse Nightclub. We have made it 1,096 days since that morning, and yet the memory still stings like an infected wound. I’ve thought about the attack every single day since that morning, reflecting on it at least 1,096 times since day one. Immediately after…

LAWMAKERS MADE A PULSE NATIONAL MEMORIAL BILL

Almost three years after the Pulse nightclub shooting, we may be on the precipice of a major political nod. Members of central Florida’s congressional delegation are working on a bill that would make the location of the Pulse nightclub shooting a national memorial. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy announced their plans for the…

PULSE NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS ARE SUING ORLANDO & THE CITY’S POLICE

Victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre, including the estates of those who died, are suing the city of Orlando, Florida and local law enforcement. In the lawsuit, these plaintiffs argue that the defendants, including officer Adam Gruler who was providing security for the nightclub that night, ‘acting under the color of the law… deprived Plaintiffs of their…

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…

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….