"We have not forgotten about you"Third anniversary of Pulse Nightclub shooting


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By: Yehemy Zavala Orozco / Community Education Manager


After three years of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando Florida. We remember you. All of the beautiful souls that wanted to feel they belong in this world; all they wanted was to enjoy themselves dancing and having fun with their friends. Pulse was the place where they felt the most comfortable of all places. Most of the victims were LGBTQI+ people of color.


At Comunidades Unidas we believe that ALL types of families need to live healthy and together. What happened three years ago was a terrorist attack to our LGBTQI+ families of color. Unfortunately today, hatred and misjudgement continue to divide us so we must stand up and fight back. It is important to embrace the different intersectionalities we have to ensure we can be inclusive and understanding of our differences. We may have different perspectives, however as communities of color, we have to face many different forms of systemic barriers and discrimination because of the color of our skin, our ethnicity, our im