Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25, was among the 49 victims at the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. The Puerto Rico native was known as Alanis Laurell in the drag scene.
Here’s a look at Laureano Disla’s life.
Studied Elementary Education in Puerto Rico
According to his Facebook page, Laureano Disla studied Elementary Education at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated in 2010. Laureano Disla was born in San Juan and lived in Orlando.
Performed as Alanis Laurell
Laureano Disla performed as Alanis Laurell. He stated the Facebook page in 2012.
“Nooo.. I can’t believe this, RIP Alanis Laurell. Although I didn’t know her personally we had chatted a few times and she was always incredibly nice and inspiring to me,” Naralia Wynters wrote on Facebook. “I still can’t believe what happened in Orlando. I hope that everyone finds peace in these dark times!”
Lady Galore, another performer, wrote on Facebook that “my heart goes out to you, your family, drag family and friends and ALL the other victims people affected by the pulse Orlando mass shooting.”
The group Drag Around The World called Laureandisla an “amazing performer and a beautiful person inside and out.” The group added, “She will be missed deeply. You are now a angel looking down at all of us.”
His Cousin Was at the Club
His cousin, Lucas Daniel Acosta D’Oleo, wrote on Facebook that he was at the Pulse club with Laureano Disla. He was worried when he didn’t see Laureandisla leave the club. When he heard the news, D’Oleo wrote, “What I have is an irreparable pain. I love you cousin.”