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Orlando One Year Later: #HonorThemWithAction

As we mark a year from the Pulse massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people, Equality Federation stands with Equality Florida in their campaign to #HonorThemWithAction.

A single gunman killed 49 people, mostly LGBTQ people of color, last Pride Month during Latin night at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Most of us woke up to the horrifying news that members of our community had been killed.

“In the days that followed the Pulse massacre, shock and disbelief turned to grief and anger,” said Nadine Smith, Executive Director for Equality Florida. “At a moment when some sought to meet fear with fear and hate with hate, we saw a community pull together across difference and unite in a commitment to challenge bigotry and hatred, not nourish it. #HonorThemWithAction is a reminder and a pledge to uproot hatred and bigotry of all kinds and make the world a different, better, and more equal for all of us.

At this one year mark, Equality Federation stands with our member Equality Florida against hate and bigotry in all their forms. We remember the names and faces of the community members taken from us last year and pledge to continue to act in their honor.

As the one year mark of the Pulse massacre approaches, we ask you to join us once again to #HonorThemWithAction. Sign the pledge today and find out ways you can help end anti-LGBTQ bias and bigotry in your community.

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Mel King is the Program Associate for Equality Federation, the national strategic partner to state-based organizations working to win equality in the communities we call home. In this role, he strengthens our major donor program, assists the communications team in the implementation of digital media programs, and provides support to the board as board liaison.

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