Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Tegan & Sara and More Pay Tribute, Two Years Later

Pulse Nightclub
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A runner donning a pride flag pauses in front of the Pulse nightclub during the CommUNITYRainbowRun 4.9K road race o June 10, 2017 in Orlando, Fla.

Tuesday (June 12) marks the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ people in U.S. history and a particularly devastating tragedy for the queer latinx community in Orlando, FL.

The city has since worked to pick themselves back up over the past two years. LGBTQ rights groups have raised millions of dollars in support of the victims and their families, local community organizations have established new educational resource centers for queer youth, and plans have been set to turn the site of the nightclub into a memorial by 2020.

The memory of that night will not be forgotten, many refusing to let the joyful spirit of those who lost their lives vanish. On Tuesday, celebrities and politicians took to social media to remember the tragedy.

See some of the statements and tributes below.