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Orlando tragedy remembered at Pride Month luncheon

Tea lights flicker in honor of the June 12 Orlando terror attack victims during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month luncheon June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The Department of Defense added its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month as an annual observance to be recognized by military and civilian members of the armed forces in June 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Tea lights flicker in honor of the June 12 Orlando terror attack victims during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month luncheon June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The Department of Defense added its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month as an annual observance to be recognized by military and civilian members of the armed forces in June 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Master Chief Petty Officer, Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui, command climate specialist and equal opportunity advisor from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in Pensacola, Fla. speaks to attendees of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month luncheon June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Beebe-Franqui spoke to the audience about his experience and how being different impacted his life and subsequently, his military career. The Department of Defense added its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month as an annual observance to be recognized by military and civilian members of the armed forces in June 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Master Chief Petty Officer, Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui, command climate specialist and equal opportunity advisor from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in Pensacola, Fla. speaks to attendees of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month luncheon June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Beebe-Franqui spoke to the audience about his experience and how being different impacted his life and subsequently, his military career. The Department of Defense added its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month as an annual observance to be recognized by military and civilian members of the armed forces in June 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Master Chief Petty Officer, Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui, command climate specialist and equal opportunity advisor from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in Pensacola, Fla. photographs the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month cake while Col. Matthew Higer, 96th Test Wing vice commander, invites attendees to partake in the celebration during the LGBT Pride Month luncheon June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Beebe-Franqui spoke to the audience about his experience and how being different impacted his life and subsequently, his military career. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

Master Chief Petty Officer, Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui, command climate specialist and equal opportunity advisor from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in Pensacola, Fla. photographs the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month cake while Col. Matthew Higer, 96th Test Wing vice commander, invites attendees to partake in the celebration during the LGBT Pride Month luncheon June 16 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Beebe-Franqui spoke to the audience about his experience and how being different impacted his life and subsequently, his military career. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)