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Orlando United Day - One Year Anniversary of Pulse
WhenMonday, June 12, 2017

On June 12th, 2016, the Pulse family and Orlando community was changed forever. 49 innocent lives were lost while being proud to be themselves at an LGBTQ club’s Latin Night. The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, have jointly designated June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.” June 12 will be dedicated to honoring the memory of the 49 innocent Pulse victims, supporting survivors and recognizing the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy. Stand united with Orlando, honor the victims, survivors, and their families, and display love in your own community with any of the following actions:

  • Remember the 49 victims by putting up a physical or digital display, decorating an altar, or holding a candlelight vigil; be mindful of people’s needs for content or trigger warnings
  • Be intentional to acknowledge that the majority of the victims were not only LGBTQ but also Latinx, most of them from Puerto Rican origins
  • Educate yourself about LGBTQ Latinx communities and intersectionality
  • Donate to the onePulse foundation…
  • Raise a rainbow flag in your community, or at your institution, half-mast as a symbol of respect and mourning, and raise it high during Pride Month
  • Organize or support a healing circle or solidarity space for impacted communities, such as LGBTQ Latinx people who want to build community with others for self care
  • Practice self-care, share self-care resources, or authentically connect with LGBTQ Latinx people or impacted individuals in your life to let them know you love and support their needs
  • Commit to an act of love and kindness… or have your organization participate in A Day of Love and Kindness…
  • Share your story of how June 12th touched your life, or the life of your organization…
  • Share the love on social media with the hashtags #OrlandoUnitedDay and #ActLoveGive, as well as #onelove, #onepulse, #oneorlando, #orlandostrong; be mindful of people’s needs for content or trigger warnings prior to sharing
  • Register your institution or place of worship to toll their bells 49 times on June 12th, 2017 at 12pm noon, and/or post the number “49” on their signs…
  • Donate your time or funds to a supporting organization; check One Orlando Alliance’s LGBTQ+ supporting organizations ( or pick an LGBTQ Latinx, immigrant, or other local orgranization of your choice

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