Benefit to bring Pulse Orlando survivors to Boston Pride rescheduled

Brian Nunez
Brian Nunez, a survivor of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, will attend a May 2 benefit at Club Café to raise funds to bring a group of fellow Pulse Orlando survivors to Boston Pride this year.

A benefit (originally slated for last week) to help support Pulse Orlando survivors by bringing them up for Boston Pride weekend (June 9-12, 2017) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 2. The fundraiser will still be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at Club Café but on this new date.

What’s more, at least one survivor, Brian Nunez, will be attending the event.

The organizers describes the plan on their Facebook page:

On June 12, 2016, a terrorist traveled to Orlando and targeted members of our community, for who they are, in a place where our brothers and sisters felt a sense of community and security. At the end of this hate crime, the worst mass shooting in US history, we lost 49 brothers and sisters while 53 others lay horribly wounded fearing for their lives.

Boston based LGBT advocates and organizations hope to open our arms, envelop these amazing individuals, and honor these brave survivors throughout the weekend of Boston Pride, June 9-12.

Help us raise the funds necessary (at the benefit and through our Go Fund Me page) to welcome our brothers and sisters for a weekend of “community” and “celebration”. Boston Pride and the LGBT community will be honoring these survivors, as well as those who lost their lives that fateful day, throughout the weekend as we help them move past this particular day that has caused so much trauma in their lives. We have 32 survivors interested in coming together in the city of Boston, and we would like funding for every one of them if possible.

We would like to thank Club Cafe here in Boston for providing the space for the benefit. We would also like to recognize Toys for Joys, JetBlue Airways, and a number of local personalities including Trampolina!!