Six years ago today, a terrorist entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and opened fire, murdering 49 people and wounding 53 more. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.
The Pulse building is still there at 1912 S. Orange Ave. It has turned into a makeshift shrine. There are plans to build a permanent memorial.
I wish I could think of something poignant or uplifting to write, but I can’t. Pulse reminds us that hate against LGBTQ people is real and visceral, and that we’re never really safe — even in the spaces we create for ourselves.