“LOVE ALWAYS TRUMPS HATE.”
As tears flowed down her face, that is what Christine Leinonen, mother of Pulse victim, Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, is quoted saying during her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She was comforted by two of her sons close friends who also represented hundreds more of the people who he was close to.
Christine tells a quick narrative from the day her son was born to the day he tragically died in Pulse nightclub alongside 49 others including his boyfriend, Juan Ramon Guerrero . Overall, Christine ties the story of her son which represents love, into a much more broad issue of gun control and hate.