Tag Archives: Orlando

Pop Superstars Release Orlando Tribute Single: J-Lo, Pink, RuPaul, Britney Spears, & More [AUDIO]

Billboard Magazine reports: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on a new recording to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre. The all-star release, “Hands” — a charity single from Interscope Records with support from GLAAD — was conceived by hit …

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FLORIDA: Orange County Cops & Firefighters Dance To Whitney In #KeepDancingOrlando Tribute [VIDEO]

MUST WATCH. Dancing cops, dancing horses, and even a dancing helicopter. Via ABC News: Weeks after three horrific tragedies hit the Orlando area, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has found a way to keep the city’s spirits up. A video posted to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page begins with a mock press conference announcing an “important announcement by …

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ILLINOIS: Gun Shop Cancels AR-15 Raffle Because Only Non-Profits Can Legally Conduct Such Contests

From the Chicago Tribune: A suburban Chicago gun shop has called off its controversial raffle of a semi-automatic rifle to raise money for the victims of the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting. The owners of Second Amendment Sports in McHenry said they canceled the raffle after questions were raised about the legality of the event. State law allows only nonprofit organizations …

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FRANCE: LGBT Activists Object After Paris Police Cut Pride Parade Route In Half Due To Terrorism Concerns

The Local reports: The Orlando massacre on a gay club this month is among the reasons that police are cutting short the annual Paris gay pride parade on Saturday, much to the anger of the LGBT community. The Paris gay pride parade (or la marche des fiertés as it’s known in French) will still take place on Saturday – but …

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ILLINOIS: Chicago-Area Gun Shop To Raffle Off AR-15 To Benefit Orlando Massacre Victims Shot By AR-15

From the Chicago Tribune: A suburban gun shop is conducting a raffle to benefit victims of the Orlando shooting massacre — and the prize is an AR-15 rifle. The semi-automatic weapon that Second Amendment Sports in McHenry plans to give away is similar to the gun used in the June 12 Orlando attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens …

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POLL: Support For Gun Control Surges After Orlando

Via Politico: More than half of registered voters support stricter gun laws in the United States, according to the latest results of a nationwide Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that also found strong levels of support for background checks and for preventing people on government watch lists from purchasing guns. Regardless of their opinions on specific proposals, 54 percent of …

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IVORY COAST: Gay Men Attacked By Mob After Signing Pulse Massacre Condolences Book At US Embassy

From the Associated Press: Gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month’s killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The photo, published on the embassy’s website, shows the faces of six men with the …

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Hillary Pens Poignant Letter For Orlando’s LGBT Paper: We Must Stop America’s Epidemic Of Gun Violence

Here’s the full letter as sent this afternoon by the Clinton campaign: We know their names. Stanley. Amanda. Oscar. Rodolfo. Antonio. Darryl. Angel. Juan. Luis. Cory. Tevin. Deonka. Simon. Leroy. Mercedez. Peter. Juan. Paul. Frank. Miguel. Javier. Jason. Eddie. Anthony. Drew. Alejandro. Brenda. Gilberto. Kimberly. Akyra. Luis. Geraldo. Eric. Joel. Jean. Enrique. Jean. Xavier. Christopher. Yilmary. Edward. Shane. Martin. Jonathan. …

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Mat Staver Slams Churches That Reacted To Orlando With Kindness: It Was A Homosexual Love Fest [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Staver went on to lament that some churches turned memorial gatherings following the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando into a “homosexual love fest.” “Even in the situation following what happened in Orlando,” he said, “churches got involved and they led in some cases and in other cases they followed and …

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Lesbian Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan To GOP: You Loaded Those Bullets With Hatred [AUDIO]

Michaelangelo Signorile has interviewed openly lesbian Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan for the Huffington Post. Sheehan is justifiably furious about GOP politicians who refuse to support gun control legislation in the wake of the Pulse massacre. “Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida, walked on our blood-stained streets with people from the Hispanic community,” Sheehan observed of Rubio, who has been …

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Gays Against Guns To March In NYC Pride

From openly gay New York City Councilman Corey Johnson: I’d like to announce that I have invited Gays Against Guns, a new grassroots LGBT organization formed in the wake of the June 12 Orlando massacre, to march with our contingent on Sunday in the NYC Pride March. Gays Against Guns will partner with existing gun-control and LGBT groups to leverage …

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Pulse Nightclub Owner To Lead NYC Pride Parade

From the New York Daily News: The owner of Pulse, the Orlando nightclub where 49 people were shot and killed by a crazed gunman, will ride on the lead float in this year’s NYC Pride March. Also, in memory of all those lost in the June 12 massacre, their names will be read, followed by a moment of silence, a …

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FLORIDA: State Official Fired After Saying Orlando Is Full Of Ghetto Thugs And Should Be Leveled

Remember the Florida assistant state attorney who was suspended last week after his Facebook post calling for Orlando to be “leveled” because it’s full of “ghetto thugs”? Yeah, he’s been shitcanned. ABC News reports: At the time of his suspension, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office, Angela Starke, said Lewis’ post violated its social media policy. The spokeswomen said …

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FBI: We Have Found Zero Evidence The Orlando Killer Was Gay Or Ever Used Any Gay Dating Apps

From the Los Angeles Times: Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers. But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated …

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BRITAIN: London Gay Men’s Chorus Releases Charity Single In Tribute To Victims Of Pulse Massacre [VIDEO]

From the Guardian: A British gay men’s choir is to release a cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water for victims of the Orlando shooting. The London Gay Men’s Chorus (LGMC) will release its version of Simon & Garfunkel’s hit on Friday, with proceeds to be split equally between the Pulse Victims Fund, organised by Equality Florida, and Galop, a London-­based …

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#RestInPride Campaign Honors Pulse Victims [VIDEO]

Via press release: With the recent tragedy of 49 innocent lives lost at the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016, the global community was left to mourn those unjustly taken by hate. As we continue to grieve in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, it is important to confront hate face-to-face and let the LGBT community …

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TONIGHT: Pulse To Hold Latin Night Block Party

NPR reports: The owner of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, where 49 clubgoers were shot and killed on June 12, says she and her staff will host a “Latin Night” street party on Thursday. “We need to show that we are strong, that Pulse continues and that we appreciate all the help the community has shown us,” said Barbara Poma in a …

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British Poet Laureate Says “God Is Gay” In Pulse Poem

Pink News reports: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has declared that “our children are gay and God is gay” – in a poem released in the wake of the Orlando massacre. Duffy was appointed as Britain’s Poet Laureate in 2009, and is the first ever openly LGB person to hold the esteemed traditional role. The Poet Laureate is expected to …

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ORLANDO: Tim Tebow Visits Former High School Teammate Wounded During Pulse Shooting

From the Orlando Sentinel: Tim Tebow visited former high school teammate Rodney Sumter, who was wounded during the Pulse nightclub shooting and is recovering at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Tebow and Sumter played together at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High. A post on Sumter’s Instagram account Tuesday featuring a picture with Tebow read, “My high school quarterback left the Bahamas …

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Man Claims To Have Been Orlando Killer’s Lover: It Wasn’t Terrorism, It Was Revenge [VIDEO]

Yesterday Univision interviewed a man who claims to have hooked-up with the Orlando killer more than a dozen times. Wearing a heavy disguise that included a wig and what appears to be facial prosthetics, the man declared that the killer was obsessed with Latino men and that the massacre wasn’t Islamic terrorism, it was revenge against Latino men for having …

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