RIP Faces of Pulse | the 50 Precious lives lost in Orlando Massacre

Here are 36 names and faces of the 50 people brutally slaughtered by a rabid homophobe, Jihadist ISIS supporter, who may have had mental issues, who had easy access to an assault weapon, a gun he did not need, except to use to massacre these LGBT Americans and members of America’s Hispanic immigrant community.  We are clear who the cowards are and who the heroes are.  These beautiful souls did not die without cause.

They died for equality, they died for immigration reform, they died for gun control, they died for democracy, they died for our freedom – they died for America, and they died for LGBT America.

These beautiful souls will forever be LGBT heroes; may they rest in peace and may their memories always be a blessing:

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
K.J. Morris, 37
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 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
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

#FacesofPULSE

ORLANDO Sentinel is going to do a story on every single one of these heroes: Keep updated: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/victims/os-orlando-nightclub-shooting-stanley-almodovar-20160612-story.html

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20

 

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35.

Xavier was a dancer and had a son.

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 Xavier was a dancer and had a son. On a post on Facebook a friend called Matt Molandes paid tribute with “waking up to the news that Xavier E. Serrano

Amanda Alvear, 25

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Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26

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Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50

Franky worked at Forever 21 as a visual merchandiser. After his death was confirmed, family members wrote on his social media. Mahya Veray posted a heart-rending, tribute writing: “What happened in Orlando affects all of us because it is an act of hate against the freedom to be who you are.”50 Orlando

 

 

Martin Benitez Torres, 33

Martin Benitez Torres, 33

 

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

 Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30

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KJ Morris was working as a bouncer at Pulse

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Luis Vielma, 22

 

Luis Vielma, 22

 

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 Orlando

 

Stanley Almodovar III

Stanley Almodovar III

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 Carrillo was at Pulse Sunday morning with his partner, with Oscar Aracena,(below)

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Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

 

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We will keep updating:
Melanie Nathan
nathan@commisisonermnathan@gmail.com


8 thoughts on “RIP Faces of Pulse | the 50 Precious lives lost in Orlando Massacre

  1. Thank you so much Melanie for helping us to get a grip on grieving for the friends and families of the deceased in Orlando and for all lesbian, gay men, and transgender people lost to violence against us no matter where they are. This massacre is hitting us individually very hard as we feel these as personal attacks were on friends, on sisters and brothers within our communities. Today, a great sense of sadness prevails.

    1. Yesterday was shock – we marched and grieved last night with our SF community – and today its just abject heartfelt grief and sadness. I just cannot imagine what the families and friends and survivors who experienced the horrors are going through.

  2. Good morning from this side!Thanks mum, for the update. On Jun 14, 2016 12:30 AM, “O-blog-dee-o-blog-da” wrote:

    > Melanie Nathan posted: “Here are 36 names and faces of the people brutally > slaughtered by a rabid homophobe, Jihadist ISIS supporter, who may have had > mental issues, who had easy access to an assault weapon, a gun he did not > need, except to use to massacre these LGBT Americans a” >

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