Today, We Grieve, Honor, & Remember

Posted June 13, 2016 8:42 AM by with 0 comments

The sun rises, the world goes on. As it should. However, for the growing list of lives extinguished in a maelstrom of hate in Orlando, the worlds of their families and friends will never be the same.

Almost all of the responders to the shooting at Pulse had one common story. The sound of the phones ringing in the pockets of the dead who has yet to be identified. Each of those calls came from a frantic heart, hoping against hope their loved ones would not be among this growing list of victims.

We honor and remember …

Edward Sotomayor Jr
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34

Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Stanley Almodovar III, 23

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22.
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36

Christopher Leinonen, 32.
Christopher Leinonen, 32

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22

Luis Vielma
Luis S. Vielma, 22

Kimberly 'KJ' Morris, 37
Kimberly “kj” Morris, 37

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30.
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50

Amanda Alvear, 25
Amanda Alvear, 25

Martin Benitez Torres, 33

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 – aka Eddie K

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30

Sadly, this list is far from complete. Our condolences to all of their loved ones.


One of the surest ways to not let terrorism win is to carry on with our normal lives unfettered and undaunted. For us at The Sword, that means, albeit, with a heavy heart, we go back to talking about porn.
If there ever was a time for showing a lot more than just two guys kissing, it’s today.


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