2017-06-14 / Political Page

Van Bramer Attends Pulse Nightclub Vigil


Majority Leader Van Bramer delivers remarks at a vigil to honor the 49 members of the LGBTQ community killed one year ago at the Pulse Nightclub. Majority Leader Van Bramer delivers remarks at a vigil to honor the 49 members of the LGBTQ community killed one year ago at the Pulse Nightclub. On Monday, June 12, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Latino LGBT Wellness Center, the LGBT Center, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, and friends and family of the victims on the steps of City Hall to remember those killed in an act of hatred and terror exactly one year ago at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

“One year ago today, 49 members of the LGBTQ community were gunned down in the Pulse Nightclub, one of the few places they felt truly accepted and free,” said Majority Leader Van Bramer. “The weeks and months after the Pulse Nightclub Shooting were devastating for the family and friends of the victims, and for the entire LGBTQ community who mourned with them. These were fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, and lifelong friends who had dreams and aspirations that were tragically never realized. We pledge to never forget their lives. And even in the face of violence and intimidation, to honor them by continuing to live proudly as our true selves.”


Majority Leader Van Bramer stands with Gustavo Morales, a friend of two victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. They are holding a Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio. Majority Leader Van Bramer stands with Gustavo Morales, a friend of two victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. They are holding a Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio. On June 12, 2016, at 2 a.m. 49 members of the LGBTQ community were killed and 53 injured in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Included in the exhibit is a video of Majority Leader Van Bramer interviewed as a student activist in the first Queens Pride Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=vyisVxlYeI&app=desktop

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