Monday, June 13, 2016

Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Orlando, Florida: News Round-Up

There are no words to express the shock and horror that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. My condolences to the family and friends of the victims. 

Below is a news round-up of the tragedy.

"A gunman killed 50 people inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday morning. Orlando Police Department Chief John Mina told reporters during a press conference that the gunman entered the Pulse Nightclub shortly after 2 a.m. and opened fire," reports Washington Blade.

Obama on Orlando shooting: ‘This was an act of terror’. According to NBC News this is the 15th time President Obama has address the nation in the aftermath of a shooting.

Barack Obama briefed by counterterrorism adviser after gunman opens fire in Orlando gay club

Orlando Terrorist Attack Gunman Named
The gunman who murdered 50 people in a nightclub shooting in Orlando was a US citizen of Afghan descent, according to reports. READ MORE

Twitter reacts to Orlando shooting with compassion, outrage; others tweet hate

'Shocked and heartbroken:' Canadian political leaders condemn Orlando shooting

Drag Queen: Anti-Gay Terrorist Omar Mateen Was My Friend
Omar Mateen committed the most horrific act of anti-gay violence on U.S. soil. But there was a time when he had gay friends, a high school classmate says. READ MORE

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close
What percentage of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are committed by Muslims? READ MORE

Those Who Remain Silent Help Fuel The Hatred Toward the LGBTQ Community

Now We Have Seen The Epitome of Anti-Gay Hatred

Violence is No Stranger to the LGBT Community

The Sexualities of Those Murdered in Orlando Shouldn’t Be Glossed Over

WATCH: 49 Lives Cut Tragically Short

Will Targeted Nightclub Shooting Begin an Overdue Conversation About Religions' Attitudes Toward Gays?

25 Violent Attacks at Gay Bars That Preceded Orlando’s Horrific Nightclub Massacre

ICYMI: Orlando Shootings Discussed on Late Night Talk Shows

NEWS: Tears Give Way to Work at Orlando’s LGBT Center; Obama to Meet With Victims of Pulse Massacre; Gunman's Wife Knew About His Plans; Pulse Victims Fund Raises Millions

MUST SEE MUSIC VIDEO: "Pulse" by Eli Lieb and Brandon Skeie

VISIT: for Event Info and Ways to Give Your Support

LISTEN: Reactions to the Deadly Shooting at Pulse Nightclub

What Happened in Orlando Opened Wounds in Gay People Thousands of Miles Away

Where Outsiders See Only a Bar or Club, We See Community and A Place Where We Form Close Relationships

NEWS: Man Attacked Attending Vigil; Corrosive Politics Threaten LGBT Community; Celebrities Honor Pulse Massacre Victims; Reporter Shares Story of Working at Pulse

Music superstar Ricky Martin Asks Us All To 'Break Our Silence' In The Aftermath of The Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Gay Man Assaulted on Way to Vigil for Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre

NEWS: Rainbow Flag Burned; GOP Erase LGBT From Orlando Shootings; Gay Couple Arrested Outside Embassy; Massacre at Mexican Gay Bar; #ShootBack Signs In West Hollywood; Rivera Says Orlando Victims Didn’t Fight For Their Lives

WATCH: Obama Speaks After Meeting Families of Shooting Victims in Orlando

New York City’s Anti-Gay Massacre, Now Barely Remembered

Music Tributes In Remembrance of the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

'The Odyssey' in Vancouver is Holding a Fundraiser Tonight for Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre

8-Story Building Turned Into a Memorial for Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

"Pulse" Songwriters, Eli Lieb and Brandon Skeie, Interviewed on MSNBC

WATCH: Five Original Songs Dedicated to the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre