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50 years in 50 weeks: 2016: Pulse tragedy

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It was a sunny day in the Bay Area on Sunday, June 12, 2016 when news broke that there was a terrible mass shooting inside Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Within hours, spontaneous vigils were held in San Francisco, Oakland, and numerous other cities to mourn the loss of 49 mostly gay Latino lives and the 53 others who were injured.

The shooting happened during the club's popular Latin Night, and the assailant, Omar Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with police, held people captive for hours.

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