LGBTQ community remembers Pulse with solemn, spirited events

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Orlando Sentinel

Pulse survivor Amanda Grau, shot four times at the nightclub six years ago, fought fear to chase a dream. Addressing an audience gathered for a Pulse memorial ceremony, she recalled her struggle to recover physically and mentally. “For almost a year after the shooting, I didn’t want to go anywhere or see anybody, but my mom and my family told me you can’t live a life in fear,” Grau said. “It made me realize that if I stayed inside all the time, afraid, that it was like I hadn’t truly survived at all.” The evening ceremony at the Pulse Interim Memorial, live-streamed on Facebook, capped a day o…

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