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Screenshot via Florida Politics Now for your daily dose of disappointing, we have someone who lied about helping Pulse victims after the shooting. Elizabeth McCarthy is currently in hot water. According to recently released documents by the Florida Department of Health, the former Democratic state House candidate confessed to a state investigator that she lied about being a medical doctor and treating Pulse victims. As such, she is now being charged of violating state law under the state’s unlicensed activity statues. The...

Image via DC Comics One Texas high school isn’t getting the message about honoring the victims of the Pulse nighclub shooting. In 2016, a shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida became the deadliest shooting in US history (which was then overturned by the Las Vegas shooting of 2017). As a response to that shooting, DC Comics released a standalone comic titled Love is Love. The comic included photos of iconic superheroes like Superman and Batwoman holding rainbow pride flags....

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...
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The new interim memorial for the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub shooting was unveiled yesterday in Orlando, Florida. The tribute features panels and murals honoring not only the 49 victims of the deadly shooting which took place on June 12, 2016, but the families, first responders and community members who came together in the aftermath of the tragedy. According to Pulse nightclub owner and foundation founder Barbara Poma, every aspect of the design came directly from those affected by...
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Shane Sleeper reportedly planned to gun down members of his local LGBT community at gay bars. Police in Illinois have located a suspect accused of planning terror attacks on gay bars after mistakenly releasing him from jail. Shane Sleeper, 31, was initially arrested by police in February and has been held in jail since then. Originally, he faced misdemeanor charges of obstructing and resisting a police officer. The state attorney’s office later dropped those charges, but only to streamline the process...
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"The sad reality is, this is everyday life for the LGBTQ community," says Brandon Wolf. Following some comments he made about Vice President Mike Pence, Brandon Wolf has found himself on the receiving end of intense online attacks from right-wing activists, as online threats on his life. A Pulse shooting survivor and now visible LGBT activist, Wolf is doing his work to speak out on anti-LGBT violence and shed light on the necessity of equality in the country. During a Monday night...
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Luis Javier Ruiz is also attending a march to celebrate 'freedom from homosexuality' A survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre says he has found Christ and is no longer gay. After the tragedy that left 49 dead in an Orlando gay nightclub, Luis Javier Ruiz says God has taken him from his past. He made a Facebook post on 27 April explaining his change. ‘I should of been number 50,’ he wrote. He explained that going through pictures from the night of the...
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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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Mayor Kasim Reed announced the decision on the anniversary of the Pulse massacre. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced that crosswalks in Midtown that were temporarily painted the colors of the rainbow as a symbol of LGBT Pride will now be installed permanently. The announcement was made on June 12, the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that took the lives of 49 people last year. “Our city has rallied around our LGBT community, and we have not shied from demonstrating our...
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US Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced the LGBT PRIDE Act today – a year after the deadly shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. The bill is seeks to improve data collection on the sexual orientation and gender identity of victims of violent crimes. Many of the 49 victims at Pulse were gay. ‘Pulse wasn’t an isolated occurrence,’ says Maloney, New York’s first openly gay member of Congress. ‘Anti-LGBTQ violence is way too common – it happens when a transwoman of color is gunned down...
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As we reported earlier today, the official White House website hails June as “National Homeownership Month,” “African-American Music Appreciation Month,” “National Caribbean-Ameriacn Heritage Month,” “National Ocean Month,” and “Great Outdoors Month.” However, it makes absolutely no mention of the fact that it’s also Pride month, too. That’s just one of several reasons people are furious at Donald Trump for a tweet he sent late last night to ostensibly pay tribute to the victims of the Pulse massacre last year, which...

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OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...

The one thing most critics of new gay movie Beach Rats commented upon this summer was the explicit sex scenes. The film – directed by...