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Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church just got banned from his 33rd country: Australia. In a video posted to YouTube, Anderson said that he was going to speak at the New Life Baptist Church in Australia with Pastor Kevin Sepulveda. “But I just got word back today that, basically, I’m banned from Australia,” he said. His Electronic Travel Authority “was denied by Australia. I’m not going to be permitted to enter the country.” Anderson got worldwide attention several years ago...

This weekend, hate pastors in Orlando, Florida are holding a three-day “Make America Straight Again” conference around the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. In response, over 150 LGBTQ and allied protestors picketed the Revival Baptist Church of Orlando whose leader helped organize the conference. The actual conference is being held in an undisclosed location but is being streamed on YouTube. Truth Wins Out (TWO), a non-profit organization that fights anti- LGBT religious extremism, recorded interviews with the protestors and...

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,...

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...

That same year, just weeks after the the shooting, the opening of the 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade included a moving tribute to the 49 lives lost. Chicagoans carried posters of each victim. It was a colorful, touching tribune."That was a commemoration and tribute, and the right thing to do," parade organizer Richard Pfeiffer told GoPride.com in 2016.Orlando was represented, and honored, throughout the 2016 parade – with signs, banners, posters, t-shirts and more.Today, we pause to remember the lives lost,...
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"He was trying to make it look like I left the stove on. But who gets up 2am and fixes " Two men have been charged with burglary, grand theft, and arson after trying to set a mutual ex-boyfriend’s house ablaze with a washcloth and a can of spaghetti sauce. Early Tuesday morning, John Silva and Derrick Irving allegedly broke into the Orlando house of a man they’d both dated, reports Click Orlando. He wasn’t home so the pair heated up...
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"My fears had come true and he did what he said he was going to do." In a shocking statement, the widow of the man who killed 49 people in a 2016 shooting spree at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub admitted she knew he had been planning a massacre for some months. USA Today reports that, in a 12-page handwritten statement to the FBI, Noor Salman claimed she saw her husband, Omar Mateen, prepare for the June 12, 2016, assault. Written just hours after...
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The city of Orlando unveiled a new rainbow crosswalk to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Completed in time for National Coming Out Day, the crosswalk was created in response to a change.org petition that was signed by over 2,000 people who called upon the city to establish the rainbow crossing, "to honor both the memory of the victims and the struggle of the survivors from the Pulse nightclub shooting." "Rainbow crosswalks have been installed in cities from...
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It's been just over a year since the tragic Orlando nightclub massacre that claimed the lives of 49 innocent men and women. And now, setting her sights on reviving Pulse for Orlando's LGBT community, owner Barbara Poma has spoken to WFTV about the future of her nightclub. She said: "Pulse is going to reopen . "By reopening it, same name, the same format that we had, it just proves, you know, that hate will not win." Pulse survivor Orlando Torres is also in favor...
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The expected cost to install a rainbow crosswalk across four sides of an intersection has caused quite the controversy. At nearly $200,000 to the City of Atlanta and located at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, some have come to question if it’s money well spent. The colourful tribute was set to remember those who were killed in the tragedy at Pulse Orlando that saw 49 people killed at the LGBT+ nightclub. The cost is expected to cover a year of maintenance from...
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Organisers of LA Pride released 49 balloons in honour of those who lost their lives in Orlando. The massacre happened one year ago today during a Latin Night at LGBT+ nightclub Pulse, leaving 49 people dead and a further 53 injured, making it one of the worst mass shootings in modern US history. Brian Pendleton, who organised Sunday’s Resist March during LA Pride, said: “As we remember those lost, we must not forget the fight for the living.” https://twitter.com/trishsayshi/status/873962934594031616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaytimes.co.uk%2Fnews%2F76094%2Fla-pride-remembers-orlando-victims-releasing-49-purple-balloons%2F https://www.instagram.com/p/BVN5KTxFvqa/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BVONfYvFLdu/ The event also included...
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Oliver Award-winner singer Matt Henry has released a personal tribute to the victims of the Orlando massacre. The official video – released today exclusively via Gay Times – displays the power of love – regardless of gender and sexuality. Matt performed the song Love is a Battlefield with Kinky Boots’ co-creator Cyndi Lauper on her recent UK tour – also dedicating the track to those affected by the tragedy. Matt currently stars as fabulous drag queen Lola in Tony and Olivier...
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As family and friends of Pulse shooting victims and survivors of that deadly attack gathered to remember the 49 lives lost, they were not alone. A group of 49 people dressed as angels formed a protective circle around that private service, just as they had in the wake of the massacre at the Orlando LGBTQ night club. It was the first in a series of services marking the one year anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since...
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‘I felt free and I felt safe to take a break from pretending to be straight and just be me’ We love this new image by photographer Samuel McGuire, featuring acclaimed queer skateboarder Lacey Baker. McGuire, a photographer based in Los Angeles, who has previously shot campaigns for Adidas and Nike, produced the print for Pride Month to help raise funds on the anniversary of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. He explained the idea on his Instagram. ‘I have wanted to photograph this image...

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