Honor Them With Action

Helpful Resource Links: 

LGBTQ Guide for Spanish-Language Media from the National LGBTQ Task Force

No Notoriety Media Challenge

#HonorThemWithAction Social Media Graphics

Other Media Resources


-The Pulse massacre was a shooting in a popular gay nightclub on Latin night in the middle of pride month. The victims were overwhelmingly LatinX, LGBTQ young people. We have to name the communities that were attacked and the animosity at the root of the shooter’s intent

– Avoid the word anniversary when recognizing the two-year mark since the Pulse massacre.

-Use the word “taken” or “killed,” not lost (in reference to the 49 victims)

-Avoid using the name of the shooter

-Emphasize action that will address hate violence and give voice to the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality

How You Can Take Action:

  • Plan a partner event, memorial, or vigil 
  • Challenge leaders of different faiths to speak out against anti-LGBTQ violence.
  • Talk to your school superintendent about anti-bullying programs in the schools.
  • Host an LGBTQ-inclusive community dialogue on the dramatic spike in hate violence.
  • Encourage individuals to share their actions large and mall that make a difference via social media with the #HonorThemWithAction tag.  
    • “I finally came out to my Aunt. #HonorThemWithAction”;
    • “I asked my company to adopt a nondiscrimination policy. #HonorThemWithAction”;
    • “I volunteered with to a group that works to end school bullying. #HonorThemWithAction”

Pulse Partners – Social Media: 

Use the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction to share organization or individual stories to raise awareness about the work you are doing to uproot anti-LGBTQ bias and bigotry.

Sample Posts: 

Post #1:

June 12 marks two-years since the horrific shooting at Pulse that took the lives of 49 people celebrating Latin Night during PRIDE Month. For the two-year remembrance, we are renewing our calls to #HonorThemWithAction. Join us by using the hashtag to share how you are actively challenging anti-LGBTQ harassment, discrimination, and violence in your community #forthe49.

Post #2: 

Two years after the massacre at Pulse, we renew our calls to Honor The 49 With Action! Over the coming days, use the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction to share how you are taking action – large or small – to make your community safer, better, and more equal for all of us. We must continue to ensure the lasting memorial of Pulse is the real change of uprooting anti-LGBTQ bigotry in our culture. Will you pledge to #HonorThemWithAction?