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Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims

Florida gay nightclub to become memorial to shooting victims | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A memorial will be created at the gay nightclub in Florida, dedicated to the 49 people who were killed in June 2016 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, its owner said on Thursday.Click here to edit the content

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Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma said details would be determined with input from the affected community in Orlando, Florida. She outlined plans for a permanent memorial and eventually a museum, plus scholarships honoring the victims.

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Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund internet videos to support LGBT state candidates; pushes gun issues

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund internet videos to support LGBT state candidates; pushes gun issues | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The national Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is going up with digital video commercials in Florida to support several gay candidates for Florida House seats and attack their Republican opponents for voting with the gun lobby.

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The 30-second commercials begin by pegging onto the June 12 mass murder at Orlando’s popular gay nightclub Pulse, saying “it happened right here” in Orlando or in Florida, depending on the spot. In that massacre, gay-hating, ISIS-pledging madman Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others before he was killed by law enforcement storming the nightclub.

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Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Barry Miller, an Orlando attorney, businessman and patron of the arts, is leading a drive to raise $1 million for a scholarship fund honoring the 49 whose lives were cut short.
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