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Anthony Luis Laureano Disla (October 13, 1990 - June 12, 2016), known to many as a drag queen named Alanis Laurell, was a victim of the Pulse massacre (Orlando nightclub shooting).

Anthony studied at the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "It is with deepest sorrow that we report that a member of the Drag community has lost their life due to the shooting at pulse night club in Orlando Florida," states a Facebook post from the community page Drag Around the World. "Alanis Laurell was a[n] amazing performer and a beautiful person inside and out."

Originally from Puerto Rico, Anthony studied education at the university, according to a Facebook tribute page. He moved to Orlando three years before to "pursue a career as a dancer and choreographer," according to the Orlando Sentinel. He'd gone dancing at Pulse with his roommates on the day of the shooting, and his family grew alarmed when they didn't hear from him after he texted them at 2:07 a.m. ET. "What I have now is a pain beyond repair," wrote cousin Lucas Daniel Acosta D'oleo.