Our Call to Action

Please join us in our fight AGAINST the OnePULSE Foundation's efforts to turn the Pulse Nightclub and the surrounding area into a museum and tourist attraction. 

 

Our time is limited and we must act swiftly! This Fall (2019), the OnePULSE Foundation plans to move forward with a museum design and its outrageous spending on an Internation Design Competition, in which six selected design teams are receiving $50,000.00 each. This is at a time when there are survivors who are not getting the help they need and who are dealing with real issues, like housing insecurity and difficulty maintaining full-time employment due to PTSD, anxiety, severe depression, unrecoverable injuries, and ongoing medical issues.   

 

We welcome anyone who is willing to join us in this struggle. We seek TRUE JUSTICE for survivors and the opportunity to respectfully honor the victims killed in this horrific act of gun violence with an off-site, public memorial park. 

 

Together, we lost:

 

  • Stanley Almodovar III, 23

  • Amanda Alvear, 25

  • Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26

  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33

  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21

  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33

  • Antonio D. Brown, 30

  • Darryl R. Burt II, 29

  • Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, 24

  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28

  • Simon A. Carrillo Fernandez, 31

  • Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25

  • Luis D. Conde, 39

  • Cory J. Connell, 21

  • Tevin E. Crosby, 25

  • Franky J. Dejesus Velazquez, 50

  • Deonka D. Drayton, 32

  • Mercedez M. Flores, 26

  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22

  • Juan R. Guerrero, 22

  • Paul T. Henry, 41

  • Frank Hernandez, 27

  • Miguel A. Honorato, 30

  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40

  • Jason B. Josaphat, 19

  • Eddie J. Justice, 30

  • Anthony L. Laureano Disla, 25

  • Christopher "Drew" A. Leinonen, 32

  • Brenda L. Marquez McCool, 49

  • Jean C. Mendez Perez, 35

  • Akyra Monet Murray, 18

  • Kimberly Morris, 37

  • Jean C. Nieves Rodriguez, 27

  • Luis O. Ocasio-Capo, 20

  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25

  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36

  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32

  • Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25

  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37

  • Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24

  • Christopher J. Sanfeliz, 24

  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35

  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34

  • Shane E. Tomlinson, 33

  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25

  • Luis S. Vielma, 22

  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

  • Jerald A. Wright, 31

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In addition to the 49 killed, 53 others were wounded. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in the country. It remains to be the deadliest mass shooting of LGBTQ+ and Latinx people in modern U.S. history.