One June 12, 2016, the deadliest civilian-initiated mass murder in the history of the United States took place at the Queer Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A total of 49 individuals attending a Latinx dance night, the majority of whom identified as members of the Queer Latinx Community, were killed. In the days following the shooting we sought an ethics amendment for one of our ongoing studies so that we could give members of our communities around the globe the opportunity to share and document their grief. On this page, we share the results of that process in its various forms. This page is a work in progress, as we continue to work through the complexities of the experiences our participants generously shared with us.
In the wake of the shooting on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue, we have opened another survey where people can share their responses to the shooting. Please Click Here for more information. We share our deepest condolences with all those who have been impacted by this shooting, and from our experience learning about the response to the Pulse shooting, we know that the reach of such a tragic event is indeed quite far.
On June 10, 2017, just two days before the 1 year anniversary of Pulse, we shared some of our findings at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association convention in Toronto, Ontario. Click Here to see the slides from the presentation.
In November, 2016, we presented a poster of a preliminary analysis of the experiences shared by our participants at the SSSS conference in Arizona. Click Here (or on the image) to see a PDF version of the poster.