Early in the morning of June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ community was targeted. A deranged individual walked into Pulse nightclub in Orlando with a weapon of war and the intent to kill as many members and allies of our LGBTQ community as possible. Fifty-three people were injured; 49 others were killed, including 18-year-old Akyra Murray from Philadelphia. Akyra was out enjoying a night with her cousin and friend when her life was cut short by a hate-filled man who should never have had access to the military-style weapon he used. Akyra had just graduated from West Catholic High School. She was getting ready to start college and play basketball at Mercyhurst University in Erie. She was the youngest of the 49 killed that night.