Gays -- Crimes against -- Florida -- Orlando -- Press coverage, Pulse Nightclub Shooting (Orlando Fla. 2016) -- Press coverage, Homophobia, Intersectionality (Sociology), Ethnic mass media -- United States


This study will focus on coverage of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting by multiple English- and Spanish-language media sources in the month following the attack. The study assesses the extent through which following the shooting, coverage of the event often ignored the victims’ and survivors’ queerness, Latinidad, or both. Did these actions diminish the intersectional experiences of queer Latinx people? Were stories of the victims and survivors of the shooting accurately represented? How did this event shape queerness, gender identity, and Latinidad in the year after the attack? Through the frameworks of Latino critical race theory and queer theory, this study will also seek to challenge the limited lens that media has used to cover these stories and how collecting these histories can be improved upon in the future.



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