The shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Night Club in the summer of 2016 was the deadliest mass shooting in American history, but it wasn’t the first time someone intentionally set out to kill gay people in LGBTQ spaces. In Virginia 16 years earlier, a man walked into a gay-friendly bar and shot 7 people, killing a man named Danny Overstreet. A group of Danny’s friends were there that night, and Joel Tucker was one of them. He talked about the fear he felt immediately after the event and how it’s shaped his life today, especially in the days after the Orlando shooting.
For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories
You have got to be strong. Don’t let something like this ruin your life because it could’ve ruined mine.
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