Founded in: 2016
QLatinx is a grassroots racial, social, and gender justice organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Orlando’s LGBTQ+ Latinx community.
Created in response to the mass shooting and act of hate that occurred on June 12th at Pulse nightclub, during the LGBTQ+ establishment’s Latinx-themed night, that robbed our community of 49 lives and left many more physically and psychologically wounded.
QLatinx brought together members of the local community directly impacted by this tragedy to build a supportive infrastructure, address inequity, and promote inclusionary practices for local leadership and partnering agencies.
We honor the memory of the 49, nearly half were of Puerto Rican descent; while many more were Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Venezuelan, Afro-Latinx, and from other Latinx communities. Some were Black. Some were undocumented. Over half were under the age of 30, the youngest victims having just turned 18 years old.