Barbara Poma, the owner of Pulse nightclub-the site of the mass shooting in Orlando-will ride on the lead float in this Sunday’s Pride March in Manhattan, reports the New York Daily News.
Poma will also be joined by the club’s entertainment manager, Neema Bahrami.
According to the Daily News, the names of the victims of the Orlando massacre will be read aloud, followed by a moment of silence. “The lead float will be surrounded by a color guard carrying 49 orange flags, each with a rainbow stripe, to remember the victims,” said the organizers of the event. “Marchers will follow directly behind, carrying banners, reading #WeAreOrlando and #SomosOrlando.”
Poma and Bahrami will also address the NYC LGBT Pride Rally Friday at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, organizers said.
NYPD is predicting that this year’s Pride March will have the largest turnout ever, topping last year’s crowd of 1.6 million people.