Orlando Victims Remembered at 9/ 11 Memorial

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On June 16, several hundred people gathered the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center for a somber commemoration of the victims of the previous weekend’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. There, they gathered around the Survivor Tree – a pear tree saved during the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and replanted where they stood, opposite the memorial’s waterfalls – and hung rainbow-hued ribbons. Representatives were on hand from the city’s first responder units, including FireFLAG, the group representing LGBT firefighters, and Brooke Guinan, the FDNY’s first out transgender female firefighter.

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March � Donna F. Aceto

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

20th Annual Brooklyn Pride March � Donna F. Aceto

Firefighter Brooke Guinan. | DONNA ACETO

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

PHOTO BY DONNA ACETO

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