Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Orlando-Shooting Trauma Victim Finds Solace In Lady Gaga Music, Foundation

Orlando-Shooting Trauma Victim Finds Solace In Lady Gaga Music, Foundation

John Martinez, a 25-year-old Waterbury, Conn., man, lost a loved one in the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and 58 others were wounded.

"I went through something dramatic in my life," Martinez says. "We were lovers. I didn't even know he was at the club that night, so when I woke up that morning, it was shocking. I never felt that in my life."

Martinez, a gay man working as a wardrobe stylist in Orlando, found solace in Lady Gaga's music. He listened to "Marry the Night," a song from her 2011 album "Born This Way." It...

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