ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the survivors of Sunday’s attack at the nightclub Pulse, a man closeted from his family, called his Latin American parents abroad to tell them that a close friend — who was actually his partner — had died in the bar. Their response: “You weren’t in that bar, were you?”
That attitude, a throwback to an earlier era, seemed the rare exception as relatives of those gunned down in the club, many of them Puerto Rican, mourned their deaths and celebrated their lives on the streets of Orlando.
The moments of mourning seemed to show how far gay culture has progressed from a time when it was frequently hidden from loved ones.
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