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A group of anti-LGBTQ preachers will be hosting a “Make America Straight Again” conference this weekend in Florida, three years after the Pulse nightclub shooting. The preachers, associated with the New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church, put together the conference in Orlando as a way to dishonor those who died in the gay nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead on June 12, 2016. According to a promotional video put together by pastor Patrick Boyle of the Revival Baptist Church in Orlando,...

Patrick Boyle (image via screenshot at nifbcult.com)Today is the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in Orlando, Florida. So naturally, a bunch of anti-LGBTQ hate pastors from around Florida are holding a “Make America Straight Again” conference this week. Out reports that Pastor Patrick Boyle of the Revival Baptist Church has released a four-minute video in which he announces that the conference will begin this Friday at a yet-to-be-announced location. Boyle says,...

A bill introduced in Congress would make the Pulse nightclub a federal landmark. Three years ago today, Omar Mateen entered Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando and killed 49 people in what was then the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. and the deadliest attack against LGBTQ people. Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) would honor the 49 people killed in the attack in a ceremony. The memorial would become part of the National Park System and the organization...

Image via Wikimedia CommonsAlmost three years after the Pulse nightclub shooting, we may be on the precipice of a major political nod. Members of central Florida’s congressional delegation are working on a bill that would make the location of the Pulse nightclub shooting a national memorial. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy announced their plans for the bill on Monday while speaking at a ceremony outside of the infamous location. Federal recognition...

A Flordia politician has ignited criticism in his response to the idea that gay people should be legally executed in America. Florida state Rep. Mike Hill (R) made the comments during a forum held by the group Women for Responsible Legislation. Audio of Hill making the remarks surfaced online over the weekend, bringing with it immediate backlash. The conversation starts with a constituent asking Hill why one of his Republican colleagues sponsored an LGBTQ rights bill in the state legislature. “Thank goodness...

Florida state Rep. Mike Hill (image via campaign website)A Florida lawmaker is being called unfit for office after a recording revealed him joking about executing gay Floridians. An op-ed in the Pensacola News Journal shares an audio clip of Florida Rep. Mike Hill in a recent meeting with a group called Women for Responsible Legislation. In the recording, a citizen comments, “In 1 Corinthians, it says that a man who has an affair...
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The Florida city of Wilton Manors has one of the highest LGBTI resident populations in the US Just in time for a 5K Pride run a couple of weekends ago, the Police Department in Wilton Manors, Florida, unveiled their new squad car. In a clear display of support for the local LGBTI community, it bears a huge rainbow design. The Broward County city is one of the most LGBTI-friendly places in the US. It has a sizeable LGBTI population. In fact,...
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The couple is calling on everyone to become CPR certified. gay couple Karlton Brown and his husband Paul Fogarty-Brown were eating at a Morton’s Steakhouse on Tuesday (January 1) and noticed a fellow diner choking. The CPR-certified men told WPTV they gave the woman CPR until the item was dislodged, saving her life. “She lost consciousness,” says Paul Fogarty-Brown. “And then her pulse, her heart stopped. And at that stage it was, pumping her heart, he was pumping her upper gastric trying...
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The victim put a towel to his neck and wandered the street seeking help Authorities in St. Petersburg, Florida, charged a man with attempted murder when he allegedly stabbed another man in the neck after they had sex. According to reports, Mark Kimball, 54, went to friend Michael Drake’s house. The two engaged in consenual sex and afterward, Drake, 38, grabbed a knife and cut Kimball’s neck multiple times. Drake then left. Kimball put a towel to his neck and wandered out onto...
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He saw it as his 'duty as a white man' Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes ordered the execution of Peter Avsenew for the murder of a gay couple in 2010. In January, a jury found Avsenew guilty of killing Steven Adams and Kevin Powell in north Florida. They sentenced him to death. He showed no remorse at the sentencing, and flipped off the victims’ families before being led out of the court room. ‘I have no regrets in my life and I am...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, the gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college this fall. News outlets report Georgetown University adjusted 18-year-old Seth Owen's financial aid package, reducing his expected out-of-pocket contribution from $20,000 to $0. His aid package had been calculated based on his parents' ability to pay. But he says they kicked him out in February, following disagreements over his sexuality and an ultimatum:...
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Violent star once beat a gay cell mate for 'staring' at him, saying: 'I was gonna kill him' Rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead outside a motor sports store in Florida yesterday. The news was confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Twitter last night. It is believed the star was the victim of an armed robbery. He was inside his black BMW at the time of the attack when approached by two armed suspects. The homophobic singer often charted his troubled life in...
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She was told it could set a precedent of neighbors flying other "offensive" flags, like the Confederate flag. A community has rallied in support of a Florida woman who was ordered to stop flying her rainbow pride flag. Jenifer Raymond, who lives in Rockledge, said her landlord received an email from a member of the neighborhood’s architectural review committee, saying only American, state, or military flags may be flown, and ordering her to remove the pride flag she had flown for...
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When partners Alberto Arias, 53, and Osvaldo Gonzalez, 57, spent the day helping Arias’ mother move, no one would expect that they’d be two of the six victims to lose their life in the collapse of the pedestrian bridge near Florida International University (FIU). The Cuban couple had been together for 21 years and were in the process of running errands during the move, says the Miami Herald. The couple died instantly when the bridge collapse on their truck...

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The 2018 Oscars race has begun. The trailer for the gay conversion drama, Boy Erased, is finally here, and grab some tissues because it is...

Terrell Joseph and Jarius Goudeau have gone through a rollercoaster ride as they tried to become parents. Terrell (above, left) had grown up around children...