But in the year since a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub, these men and others have sought to strengthen their wounded community, forming support groups and community organizations, seeking seats at the tables of power, and creating a foundation to champion gays and Latinos. As the officers escorted them out, Nava saw the lifeless body of a friend on the floor. Not everyone agrees with the tradition of machismo. Close Menu. Breaking News Alerts Be the first to know!
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However, for men like Miguel Enguillen, an independent art contractor, being gay and Latino is an integral part of who his is. Still, many regarded Orlando as a haven, both for its visible gay community and for its thriving Latino population. AP — Ricardo Negon never kissed his boyfriend in front of conservative relatives. Downers Grove South High School
For Nava, the Pulse tragedy forced him to engage with the wider world in ways he never expected.