ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natalia (Nats) Getty, founder and designer of Strike Oil, partners with LA-based street artist, Mr. Brainwash, and The Girls' Lounge to create a memorial mural to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy, this Thursday, October 20th, 2016. Taking place on Spirit Day, an international day of awareness around the epidemic of anti-LGBTQ bullying, the memorial will commence at 11:30 PM EST outside of the nightclub at 1912 S. Orange Avenue.
Strike Oil, Mr. Brainwash and The Girls' Lounge will invite friends, family, and the community members to contribute to the mural, which Mr. Brainwash will partially create ahead of the memorial, to embrace those who lost loved ones, while raising awareness of Spirit Day. There will also be a special performance by Kim Anh, a well known advocate within the community.
The event will be recognized with a simple message; I AM. WE ARE. LET'S BE. Nats, who also identifies as lesbian says, "We should be able to live as humans. It's that simple. I go where my heart tells me and where the fight is right. No matter what the cause."
Mr. Brainwash added, "When I can help make the world a better place, I always say yes."
"The horrific attack on Latin night at Pulse nightclub is a tragic reminder of how far we have left to go to achieve full acceptance of LGBTQ people," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "This Spirit Day vigil to benefit the Pulse Foundation and GLAAD will raise visibility around the staggering rates of bullying LGBTQ youth face, while advancing our work to accelerate acceptance."
"The Girls' Lounge is all about the power of collaboration and working together to make a difference. This tribute represents the importance of advancing equality in the world," says Shelley Zalis, Founder of The Girls' Lounge.
"My heart is overflowing with the amount of love, compassion and commitment Mr. Brainwash and his staff, and Nats Getty have shown to the LGBTQ community and the city of Orlando. My hope is that this expression of love inspires people to use their passion to create change and a better world for the LGBTQ community around the world," says Barbara Poma.
100% of the proceeds from this special tribute will go to the Pulse Foundation and GLAAD, to help restore the iconic location, which is an integral part of the neighborhood. Prints of the mural will also be available to purchase, along with other collaborative items at StrikeOil.com from Friday, October 21st.
For more information, please visit www.StrikeOil.com
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