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In memoriam

Stanley Almodovar III

23 years old Stanley was a pharmacy technician, his mother described her son as happy with a big heart. Scrolling through his Facebook you can see him laughing, smiling and enjoying himself. “Yes I wear makeup,” he writes in one post, “I’m still a man about it, though.”

Amanda Alvear

25 years old Amanda was at Pulse with best friend Mercedez Marisol Flores, who also died. Writing online, Amanda’s brother said of the attacker: “He’s an instrument of hate, I won’t spread that. I will spread a message of love in Amanda’s name.”

Mercedez Marisol Flores

26 years old Born in Queens, New York, Mercedez moved to Florida when she was a child. She went to Pulse almost every weekend with Amanda. She wanted to be a party planner so she could do events with her elder brothers, who’re both DJs.

Oscar Aracena-Montero

26 years old Oscar had recently returned from a vacation to New York and Canada with his partner Simon Carrillo. They had just bought a house together and lived with their three Chihuahuas.

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez

31 years old Simon was killed in Pulse alongside his partner Oscar. He’s said to have never missed someone’s birthday at work. A friend said both men were full of life and love.

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This month, GT reflects on the tragic events that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on 12th June. We pay tribute to those we lost that night and we have reactions from leading figures in the political and LGBTQ* worlds including: David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, Peter Tatchell, Asifa Lahore, Michael Cashman and Mas Naina. Also in this issue: All Saints. Courtney Act. Orange Is The New Black's Kate Mulgrew and Selenis Leyva. Hawaii fashion shoot. Simon Callow. Bright Light Bright Light. Right Said Fred. Matt Hunt. Alexi Kaye Campbell. Travel: Taiwan and our guide to the best road trips. Don't forget all the regular features: Fitness with Charlie King with Chris Jones. Date night dining with Edd Kimber and the Gastro Gays. The Guyliner. Ask Aled. Benjamin Cohen. Modern Family. PJ Brennan. Sex with Josh Sabarra. Property tips. Plus much more...
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