QLatinx was founded in response to the mass shooting and act of hate that occurred on June 12, 2016 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, during the LGBTQ+ establishment’s Latinx themed night, that robbed our community of 49 lives and left many more physically and psychologically wounded. QLatinx brought together members of the local community directly and deeply impacted by this tragedy to build a supportive infrastructure, address inequity, and promote inclusionary practices for local leadership and partnering agencies.