Rainbow Flags

Dublin Core


Rainbow Flags

Alternative Title

LGBT Pride Flags


Mass shootings
Orlando (Fla.)


Original photographs of two rainbow flags placed in front of Pulse nightclub in memorial to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and the LGBT social movements. It is also used as a symbol of peace and cooperation. Pulse was located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. In the early hours of June 12, 2016, an American born security guard named Omar Mir Seddique Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded an additional 53 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen, who swore allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was shot and killed by the Orlando Police Department after a three-hour standoff. The incident was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in United States history, the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11th attacks of 2001, and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. Most of the victims were Latino, as the club was hosting a Latin Night at the time of the massacre.


Cravero, Geoffrey


Original color photographs: RICHES of Central Florida, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

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Digital reproduction of original color photographs.

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Pulse Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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5.91 MB


2 color photographs




Still Images


Pulse, Orlando, Florida

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Originally created by Geoffrey Cravero and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

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Copyright to this resource is held by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sallah, Michael. "What happened between 2 and 5 a.m.? The Orlando massacre, minute by minute." Miami Herald, June 15, 2016. Accessed November 7, 2016. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article84076637.html.
Alvarez, Lizaette and Richard Perez-Pena. "Orlando Gunman Attacks Gay Nightclub, Leaving 50 Dead." New York Times, June 12, 2016. Accessed November 7, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/us/orlando-nightclub-shooting.html?_r=0.
Ogles, Jacob. "Pride in Orlando Will Take on New Meaning." The Advocate, October 6, 2016. Accessed October 18, 2016. http://www.advocate.com/pride/2016/10/06/pride-orlando-will-take-new-meaning.
Sayer, Harry. "UPDATED: Every Orlando area vigil and memorial happening this week." Orlando Weekly, June 17, 2016. Accessed November 7, 2016. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/06/13/heres-every-orlando-area-vigil-and-memorial-happening-for-the-pulse-victims#.
Bevil, Dewayne and Desiree Stennett. "Crowd estimated at 50,000 packs into Lake Eola Park for Pulse vigil." Orlando Sentinel, June 19, 2016. Accessed November 7, 2016. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/os-pulse-vigil-lake-eola-20160619-story.html.
Weiner, Jeff. "Orlando to buy Pulse nightclub, turn it into memorial." Orlando Sentinel, November 8, 2016. Accessed November 9, 2016. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/os-pulse-nightclub-orlando-update-20161107-story.html.



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