Last Night #WeAreOrlando in New York City at The Stonewall Inn

“Simply put, thank you. Thank you to the thousands of New Yorkers who came out to pay respects to the 49 LGBTQ people we lost to a horrific hate crime in Orlando. Thank you to our community for coming up to speak out against this crime: Jennifer Louise Lopez from Everything Transgender in NYC, Mirna Haidar from Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Shelby Chestnut from the New York City Anti-Violence Project, New York City Council Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and Tituss Burgess. Thank you to our allies: New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and Nick Jonas for speaking up. Thank you to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo for stepping up and taking such swift action in 24 hours to put everything we needed together to have such an incredible vigil.

Thank you to the 30+ LGBTQ New Yorkers who had the courage to come up, one by one, and ‪#‎SayTheirNames‬ amongst the thousands of us who didn’t stop holding up our lights in honor and respect for those who have fallen at the hands of such terrible violence.

This isn’t the beginning or the end but the continuation of what was started on that very street in 1969. And as we said last night, we can’t wait to work with all of you to make sure we are 100% fully equally in the eyes of the law in our country in every. single. state.”  Eunic Ortiz, President, Stonewall Democrats


Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34.
Stanley Almodovar III, 23.
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20.
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22.
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36.
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22.
Luis S. Vielma, 22.
Kimberly Morris, 37.
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30.
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29.
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32.
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21.
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25.
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35.
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50.
Amanda Alvear, 25.
Martin Benitez Torres, 33.
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37.
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26.
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35.
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25.
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31.
Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26.
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25.
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30.
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40.
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32.
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19.
Cory James Connell, 21.
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37.
Luis Daniel Conde, 39.
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33.
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25.
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31.
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25.
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25.
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24.
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27.
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33.
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49.
Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24.
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32.
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28.
Frank Hernandez, 27.
Paul Terrell Henry, 41.
Antonio Davon Brown, 29.
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24.
You will not be forgotten.

“Tonight I read the name of a person who like me is 26…who had their whole life headed of them. However that moment of my voice and their name echoing down Christopher St. I may hear that the rest of my life.I’d like to know who Mercedez Marisol Flores was before the night at Pulse” Bryan Ellicott

Mercedez Marisol Flores









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