WMFE’s Three Wise Guys Feature Academic Advisor Chris Cuevas on Friends Talking Faith

Five months after the Pulse nightclub shooting, Chris Cuevas, academic advisor, continues to feel loss — not only for those who perished, but also for his community, who lost a place where they truly felt safe.

During a recent interview with the Three Wise Guys on 90.7 WMFE’s radio talk show “Friends Talking Faith,” Chris Cuevas, academic advisor, expressed his grief in the wake of the Pulse tragedy. He also expressed what he and others like him are doing to move forward and once again find a sense of safety in a world that continues to target LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

He discussed the creation of QLatinx, designed to reestablish a safe place for LGBTQ people of Latin descent, and the work Valencia continues to do to help our students find solace in these trying times.

To listen to Chris’ full interview, click here.

To do something to help honor the lives lost and support a safe environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, click here to learn about the Valencia Foundation Pulse LGBT Memorial Scholarship.


  • JThompson said:

    Thank you Chris for sharing your story. It was wonderful to hear your voice representing different communities within the Orlando community on my way home the other night.

    PMTue, 06 Dec 2016 17:10:18 +0000Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:10:18 +0000pm16,5:10 pm

  • Mary Asbury said:

    Chris, you represent us well!

    PMTue, 06 Dec 2016 18:08:08 +0000Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:08:08 +0000pm16,6:08 pm

  • Angela Trujillo said:

    It is good to hear of your involvement and support of our student community Chris! Keep up the great work.

    AMWed, 07 Dec 2016 08:34:09 +0000Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:34:09 +0000am16,8:34 am

  • Nikkia Gumbs said:

    Wow, Chris! That was amazing!!!

    AMWed, 07 Dec 2016 09:03:59 +0000Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:03:59 +0000am16,9:03 am

  • Karen Cowden said:

    It is wonderful that you are able to share your voice, Chris! Our community soars with your story, and spirit.

    PMFri, 09 Dec 2016 12:25:11 +0000Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:25:11 +0000pm16,12:25 pm

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