Biden declares Pulse Nightclub’ national memorial’

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(AP) President Joe Biden is celebrated Pride Month with a series of activities on Friday, a reflection of the growing stature of the LGBTQ community at the White House despite the long history of widespread discrimination it has endured.

Biden signed into law a measure that designates the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as a national memorial.

“Just over five years ago, the Pulse nightclub, a place of acceptance and joy, became a place of unspeakable pain and loss and we’ll never fully recover,” Biden said before signing the bill.

A mass shooting at the club in June 2016 left 49 people dead and 53 wounded in what was called the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history.

***Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later***

“I promise you, none of the members of Congress that are here nor I or Jill, are going to let up until we deal with equality across the board,” the president told the family members and survivors.

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