LGBTQ+ Activist to Speak on Lessons from Pulse, 5 Years Later

Friday, October 1, 2021

A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Brandon Wolf, an activist on issues of LGBTQ+ equality, gun safety and progressive politics, will speak next week, in a virtual event hosted by Mark McMeley, professor, humanities.

A survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Brandon has committed his life to honoring victims of injustice with action. He is a frequent face on MSNBC and CNN and a featured voice in CNN digital, Newsweek, USA Today and others.

Brandon Wolf is a nationally recognized advocate for LGBTQ+ issues and gun violence prevention. In this talk, he explores his passion for social change following the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in 2016.

He has been recognized as one of Huffington Post’s 30 LGBTQ Influencers under 30, Business Equality Magazine’s 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40, and a Monette-Horwitz Trust Awardee. Brandon was a national surrogate for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Campaign and an advisory committee member for President Biden’s General Election bid. He is a co-founder, board member, and current vice president of The Dru Project, a nonprofit organization that creates safe spaces in schools for LGBTQ youth, provides college funding and enables champions in the fight for equality.

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