Resident Pulse DJ, survivor and hero will play at SD Pride

The artist will tour Pride festivals throughout the country as a message of hope.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News let you know on Friday that this year’s Pride theme will be “Allied in Action, United for Justice,” and nothing could represent that sentiment more than the heroic efforts of Pulse DJ, Ray Rivera who will perform at the 2017 San Diego Pride festival.

Thrust into the unwanted spotlight on that fateful night in June, Ray, also known as DJ Infinite, was working the music deck at Pulse in Orlando as the lone gunman came into the nightclub and doused out the lives of men and women, gay and straight, that early summer morning. He took 49 in all, a majority of them people of color. 

Ray is a straight ally and has been a popular DJ in Orlando for over a decade. When the shots broke out, he thought he was hearing fireworks so he turned the music down, then off, that’s when he risked his own life to save as many people as he could.

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