Open Thread Late Night: Aftermath #Pulse #WeAreOrlando




Here are a few updates, and links…now that the authorities are releasing names of the victims from the massive hate crime/terror attack today that went down in Orlando, Florida.

This is the official webpage that is run by the City of Orlando:

Victims | City of Orlando

As you can see, there are only a few names listed so far. The site says it will be updating the list as the families are notified.

These Are the Victims of the Pulse Gay Nightclub Massacre in Orlando – The Daily Beast

Remember, it was Latin night at the club so the names are overly Latin…which also touches a nerve.

So far the names released are:

These are their stories.


via Facebook

Stanley Manolo Almodovar III

Stanley Manolo Almodovar III, 23 years old. According to his Facebookpage, which is now a touching memorial, Almodovar was originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, and worked as a pharmacy technician.

Edward Sotomayor Jr.

via Facebook

Edward Sotomayor Jr.

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old. On his Facebook page, Sotomayor listed his current occupation as national brand manager for Al and Chuck Travel, which bills itself as “Creating the Planet’s #1 Gay Vacations!”


via Facebook

Juan Ramon Guerrero

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old.

Eric Ivan Ortiz Rivera

via Facebook

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old. Eric was originally from Puerto Rico, according to his Facebook page, and had studied at the Univercidad Central de Bayamon. Before the attack, he was living in Miami.

Peter O. Gonzalez Cruz

via Facebook

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz. Peter went to Colonia High School in New Jersey, according to his Facebook page. He was from Benoni, South Africa, and worked for UPS.

Luis Omar Ocasio Capo

via Facebook

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old. According to his Facebook page, Ocasio-Capo was a dancer. In November 2015, after the massacre at Paris’s Bataclan nightclub, he updated his profile picture to show solidarity with the French victims. A former teacher remembered him as “a ray of sunshine every day.”

 Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

via Facebook

Luis Vielma

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old. Hours before the shooting, Vielma uploaded a Facebook picture of himself and his pals at Disney World with the caption “True friends who become family.” Mourners on social media described him as “always happy and a joy to be around.”

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

via Facebook

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old. A Connecticut native, Morris was living in Orlando at the time of the shooting that took her life. A former college classmate wrote in remembrance, “KJ Morris you always lit up the room with your smile.”

Orlando Shooting Victims: Their Names And Their Stories : The Two-Way : NPR


A look on what the “gay bar” means to the gay community:

Please Don’t Stop the Music | The Nation


More links on the attack:

Attack in Orlando Shows Utter Contempt for Human Life | Amnesty International USA

Orlando triggers Facebook ‘Safety Check’ for first time in U.S. | Reuters


Disgusting shit people: Here Are All The People Applauding The Orlando Gay Club Shooter | Thought Catalog

Orlando Shooter’s Imam Tells Reporter He Is ‘Pro-Trump’ | Mediaite

s details emerge about Omar Mateen, the slain suspect in the worst mass shooting in US history, so do those of his friends and associates. In an unexpected twist, the Imam from the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, where Mateen spent time as recently as two days ago, now tells a local reporter that he is “pro-Trump,” and sees “a lot of positive effects” from a potential Donald Trump presidency. The Imam said he didn’t think Trump would be as scary for Muslims as people think:


According to WPTV reporter Meghan McRoberts, though, the Imam followed by saying that a Trump presidency would focus anger and attention away from Muslims:


Sounds like the guy is pro-Trump because that Imam is also a bigot and a racist bastard…

And this from RoofingBird:

160612 -Same Hate, Different Place | Grab and Keel

Screen Capture

One Florida security guard drove 2 hours to a place with 300 inside and few to stop him. He murdered 50, injured 53 and more may die. Another security guard from Indiana and actually reputed to be bisexual, attempted the same at the LA Pride Parade, failed, but only just. What the hell, people? It really doesn’t matter in what form or ethnicity, deranged men express their fears, it all comes out as abuse, bullying and ammosexuality. The pattern is always there.  Did you hear that AR-15 go off? Did you hear the adrenaline, the excitement, until he was spent? What kind of security companies hired these two? They actually got to work jobs that fed their imagination.



Just wanted to give everyone a fresh thread….Good night…

17 Comments on “Open Thread Late Night: Aftermath #Pulse #WeAreOrlando”

  1. Oops, need to go up and fix the format…but as if all this shit wasn’t enough…

    And these fuckers complain about LGBT people in bathrooms!!!

  2. Sweet Sue says:

    I hope that many of us took time to watch the Tony Award show, tonight.
    It was such an antidote to the horror of Orlando: inspiring, consoling, inclusive and joyful.
    Love always wins.

  3. dakinikat says:

    This is just unimaginable horror. How can we continue to let easy access to war weapons rule over our humanity?

  4. Ron4Hills says:

    Did you guys see Trump’s ugly and outrageous attempts to capitalize on the tragedy.

    Such an vile and disgusting person,