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America’s First Openly Gay Imam Reflects on Orlando Massacre

This post originally published by MotherJones. Imam Daayiee Abdullah Courtesy of Imam Daayiee Abdullah Since this weekend’s shooting that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Muslim advocacy groups have denounced the gunman, who is of Afghan descent and claimed an allegiance to ISIS, as un-Islamic. In the …

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Armed man arrested before LA Pride is gay, not supposed to own guns

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. This June 12, 2016 law enforcement booking photo provided by the Santa Monica, Calif., Police Department shows James Wesley Howell, 20, of Indiana. Police say Howell was the heavily armed man arrested in Santa Monica on his way to a Southern California gay …

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Sacramento preacher celebrates Orlando shootings, urges more deaths

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Roger Jimenez screengrab/YouTube Sacramento Baptist preacher Roger Jimenez took to the pulpit hours after a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida that left 50 dead and dozens injured. But instead of words of comfort, Jimenez offered up praise for the killer and urged more …

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Possible motives emerge for club gunman as Orlando mourns

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting walk out of the Orlando Medical Examiner’s Office, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As thousands in Orlando turned out to mourn 49 people killed inside …

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White House: Orlando shooting an attack on American values

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Orlando shooting was an attack on American values. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday the shooting over the weekend at a gay nightclub in Orlando wasn’t …

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Friends, family remember victims of Florida shooting

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A man holds a candle and a rainbow flag during a vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Miami Beach, Fla.A gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, before dying in …

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4 other deadly attacks at gay nightclubs you may not know about

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bil Browning The deadly shooting early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, follows several incidents of violence against people at gay venues. At least 50 people were killed and at least 53 were wounded at the nightclub. The shooter died during a …

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