St. Matthew's Tavern Pulse Tribute
Graffiti Honoring Pulse
Original photographs of a mural painted on St. Matthew's Tavern in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. 49 white ribbons, each representing one of the victims, are hung on a palm tree next to the front door. Located at 1300 North Mills Avenue, the building housing St. Matthew's Tavern was once a neighborhood gay bar called Paradise. St. Matthew's Tavern opened in December 2013, featuring a tavern style theme mixed with church pews. The bar allows St. Dorothy's Catholic Community to host Mass every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The group celebrates "love without judgment flowing from Catholic Apostolic tradition." St. Dorothy's, who is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese, welcomes members who are divorced, gay or "recovering" Catholic. 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.
Original color photographs: RICHES of Central Florida, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original color photographs.
Is Part Of
Pulse Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
4 color photographs
St. Matthew's Tavern, Orlando, Florida
Originally created by Geoffrey Cravero and published by RICHES of Central Florida.
Copyright to this resource is held by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
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