There is no doubt that Orlando is stronger because of our diversity. And that has certainly been apparent the last few months.
Even in our darkest hour, following the Pulse tragedy, our community responded with love and compassion. We embraced and supported each other, no matter religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We responded together as one Orlando, a united Orlando.
This month, I’ve had the opportunity to attend numerous events that showcase our community’s diversity, including Black History Month celebrations and the annual Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival.
Celebrating our diversity brings us closer together. By learning about the cultures that make up our community, we learn about just how similar we all are.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor