Post submitted by Hayley Miller, former HRC Associate Director of Digital and Social

One year after the Pulse nightclub shooting, HRC partnered with social media influencers Raymond Braun and Tyler Oakley in Orlando to visit survivors of the shooting, families of victims and the local LGBTQ community.

The emotional 18-minute long video features Christine Leinonen, whose son Drew was killed at Pulse, survivors Brandon Wolf and Angel Colon, and local leaders Terry DeCarlo and Rep. Carlos Smith.

Today, HRC and a broad coalition of organizations joined Equality Florida’s #HonorThemWithAction campaign to pay tribute to the 49 people whose lives were taken on that terrible Sunday morning with vigils across the nation.

Along with Braun and Oakley, we mourn and pay respects to those impacted by that fateful night. Here are four ways #HonorThemWithAction:

  1. Text UNITE to 30644 to join HRC’s Mobile Action Network. By joining, you’ll be up to date on the latest LGBTQ news, actions and resources available.
  2. Be a part of the change, be engaged, get involved! Find more than a dozen ways to make a difference at
  3. Contact your member of congress by texting MY CONGRESS to 30644. Tell them to support commonsense gun safety laws and the Equality Act.
  4. Share this video and how you plan to #HonorThemWithAction on social media.

Filed under: Orlando, Community

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