This is the happiest news on earth!
That’s because it was also announced on Tuesday that the city of Orlando is planning on buying Pulse and turning it into a permanent LGBT and Latinx memorial!
Mayor Buddy Dyer revealed the Florida city’s $2.25 million plan via video earlier this week, saying:
“The Pulse nightclub is the site of the most tragic event that has ever occurred in the history of the City of Orlando. It has great significance, not just for the LGBTQ community and the Hispanic community, but for all of us who live in and love Orlando.
I believe that it is important that our community is a part of determining the future of the Pulse site. To start this process, the City of Orlando has entered into a contract to purchase the land on South Orange Avenue.”
Glitter and be gay, Orlando!
Not to be outdone, a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s office went into further detail with PEOPLE on Thursday, adding:
“In the future, it will be some type of memorial. But we’re going to engage the community in the process. We feel that this is a site that’s important to our entire community so there should be a public process to determine what happens at that site.”
We couldn’t agree more!
Now, the vote doesn’t officially happen until this Monday… but by all accounts, this seems to be a sure thing.
Ch-ch-check out Mayor Dyer’s video announcement regarding the Pulse purchase (below)!!!
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