‘The guilt of being alive is heavy,’ survivor of nightclub shooting says

Patience Carter, Jeannette McCoy and  Angel Santiago, survivors of the attack on Pulse nightclub, tell their stories and reflect on survivor guilt. Carter and Santiago were wounded by the gunman, McCoy was physically unhurt, but all are changed by that terrible night.

“For me, being a gay man, going to a club like Pulse, it’s kind of like a safe haven. Because you can’t go to just any old bar and be who you are because there’s hate everywhere,” Santiago said. “When you go to a place like Pulse, it’s not so you can be promiscuous or anything like that. It’s because this is your safe zone.”

Katie Zezima and Kevin Sullivan report in the Washington Post.

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