Juan Ramon Guerrero was a homebody and student who'd recently come out to his family. Kimberly "KJ" Morris was a bouncer with an independent streak. All four were at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that became the scene of the country's worst mass shooting in recent history.
We called with Freinds on a Wednesday Night I love the outdoor rooftop lounge. The bartender greeted us and the space was very welcoming.
Kenya Michaels, a former contestant on "RuPaul's Drag Race" who'd performed at Pulse nightclub on the Sunday of the shooting, spoke next. It was a bittersweet Thursday night at Parliament House, a gay nightclub and hotel complex sitting on the beachfront of Rock Lake. Roughly 7 in 10 people killed had Spanish last names.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said at a press conference Sunday that a state of emergency has been declared after what authorities have indicated may have been a "lone wolf" style terror attack. Sources have confirmed to CBS News that authorities are investigating whether the suspect, who has been named as Omar Mateen, had ties to Islamic terrorism. Mateen, of Port.
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On June 12,a gunman laid siege to a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. That gun control message was underlined by a new presence at the Pulse memorial services in Orlando and in Palm Beach: students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, the Florida school where 17 people were killed in February. Here is a look back at the lives that were lost or forever changed in the horror of the Pulse attack.
Regulars at the Orlando gay bar where shooter Omar Mateen opened fire with an assault rifle and massacred 49 people have revealed another level of complexity in the homophobic act of hate: Mateen partied at the bar several times and had a profile on gay dating apps. One witness told the Canadian Press Monday that Mateen had been to the Pulse gay nightclub on multiple occasions and had shown signs of violence by pulling a knife on other club goers. Callen and his partner Ty Smith, who also goes by Aries, told the Canadian Press in separate interviews that Mateen had pulled a knife on them in anger at the bar once, pushing them and demanding they keep their distance.
One day after Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay-friendly Orlando nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring 53 more, reports are surfacing that suggest Mateen may have been attracted to and obsessed with gay men. Investigators are looking at reports that Mateen visited gay clubs and used gay dating apps, a law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times. CNN interviews regular Pulse performer: Murderer attended club times a month for last 3 years.
The bar had 36 guards on duty, including visible, armed guards at the front and back entrances at all times, said Brian Rosman, a spokesman for the bar. The Abbey is considering making armed guards a regular presence, especially during peak times like Pride, Rosman said. Thousands of people lined the West Hollywood streets for the annual Pride parade Sunday, many of them saying it was more important than ever before to be visible and to not let hatred push them back into the closet.