LGBTQ

5 Years Later, Tragedy Still Feels Fresh for Pulse Nightclub Owner

Barbara Poma is the owner of the now-closed Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL where a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others on June 12, 2016. After five years, the tragedy still feels recent. “June 1st starts Pride Month, and we start seeing Pride flags everywhere. And you want to celebrate Pride because you’ve done that before, but really all that you feel is the moments leading up to June 12,” Poma says.