*Hey there, *|FNAME|*! Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting when 49 people lost their lives. Pulptown– our sister newsletter over in Orlando – included a round-up of events and remembrances happening all week as Orlandoans reflect on the shooting. We’ll re-up these reflections from LGBT Orlandoans on the symbolism of the Pulse nightclub as a reminder of what was attacked that day.
Florida still has plenty of work to do on gun control, how law enforcement reacts to these terrible tragedies, and equal protection for LGBT members of our community. We hope that these discussions and calls for change and policy improvements will continue into election season and beyond.
Thank you to Corey Davis and Daniel Anzueto, of the Maven Leadership Collective, for nudging us to recognize this important anniversary, and for the work they do to advocate for queer and trans people of color.
Now, we want to introduce you to a new series we’ll be rolling out over the next few months called the Miamipedia, a collection of people, words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #livelikeyoulivehere. First up is the loaded question every local Miamian has asked (or been asked) at some point: