The city of Orlando announced today it plans to purchase Pulse nightclub, the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history which took the lives of 49 people and wounded 53 others this past June.
According to a video released on the city of Orlando’s website, Mayor Buddy Dyer explains the city wanted to purchase the nightclub located at 1912 S. Orange Ave., to serve as a memorial for the LGBTQ community as well as the entire city of Orlando.
In the video, Dyer says they won’t rush to change the club right away, they will leave the club for 12-18 months as it for people from around the country and the world to come visit.
“We don’t know exactly what type of memorial we want to create there, we want to get a lot of community input,” he said.
The city and the Pulse nightclub owner agreed on the purchase price of $2.25 million according to the city’s website. Orlando City Council will vote on the deal Nov. 14.
Richmond’s POC-led music collective Ice Cream Support Group is throwing an Ice Cream Social event featuring a lineup of queer DJs of color at Flora this weekend. According to the event page, the group’s Ice Cream Socials are centered around queer people and queer people of color-in a space that they can express themselves and [...]