January 19, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Saluting the gay community of Orlando

OMAR MATEEN WAS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI AS A FOLLOWER OF ISIS
OMAR MATEEN WAS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI AS A FOLLOWER OF ISIS

BY TROY MASTERS  | Omar Mateen of Ft. Pierce, Florida, authorities say, opened fire in the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando Florida, killing 50 people and wounding 53.  The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Authorities say the massacre was being investigated as possible terrorism.  The gunman, an American citizen, born in New York City, was shot and killed by the police.

More to follow.

The City of West Hollywood issued a statement:
“There are no words that capture the heartbreak we feel today. The tragic shooting massacre last night in Orlando, which took the lives of more than 50 people, is nothing short of horrific. This is a terrible reminder to the LGBT community that, though we’ve achieved so much in our fight for full equality, there is still much work to be done for love to prevail. In West Hollywood today, LA Pride will go on. As we march in the streets today under gray skies, and as we take a moment of silence to grieve together before the parade begins, our hearts will be heavy but our resolve will be strong. Public safety is our number-one priority and the City of West Hollywood is on heightened alert and is working closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to ensure a safe LA Pride in West Hollywood.”

in CRIME
Related Posts

Laverne Cox Gives Details On Transphobic Attack

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

Trans Actress Laverne Cox star of the Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black” took to social media to detail...

United Against Hate

November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

From Nov. 30th – Dec. 6th, Los Angeles County will participate in its inaugural “United Against Hate Week.” The week-long...

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

The International Transgender Day Of Remembrance will be held on Nov. 20th, 2020. Trans Day Of Remembrance (TDoR) is a...

Hate Crime In MacArthur Park

October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

Another transgender woman of color was brutally attacked in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles’ Westlake neighborhood on Sunday night after...

Los Angeles CEO Jeffrey Previte Caught Beating Dog

September 12, 2020

September 12, 2020

Jeffrey Previte, the CEO of EBI Consulting an environmental consulting firm in Los Angeles, was captured on camera at the...

Gay Felon Ed Buck Requests Release Ahead Of Criminal Trial

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

A federal grand jury added four felony charges to the Justice Department’s case against Ed Buck, the one-time political activist...

Two Men Charged After Three Trans Women Are Attacked In Hollywood

September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020

Two men have been charged with robbery against three transgender women on the evening of Aug. 17 in Hollywood. Carlton...

Man Charged for Series of LGTBQ Attacks in Culver City

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

Joshua Immanuel Ebow charged for Culver City and West Los Angeles attacks By Sam Catanzaro A former delivery driver has...

Craigslist Man Extorts Angelinos, Santa Monicans with Gay Sex, Pleads Guilty

January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

Tyler Buchanan faces 10 years in federal prison By Sam Catanzaro A man has pleaded guilty to using Craigslist, among...

Honoring Timothy Dean One Year Later

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

An intimate gathering was held Tuesday, Jan. 7 at West Hollywood Park to honor the 1-year anniversary of 55-year-old fashion...

UPDATE: Ed Buck’s Court Hearing Set for Next Month

October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

Political activist Ed Buck, who pleaded not guilty last week to federal drug charges in connection with two overdose deaths...

Ed Buck Arrested After Third Alleged Meth OD Victim Survives, Calls 911

September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019

LGBTQ political activist and prominent donor to the Democratic Party Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday, September 17 after a third alleged victim...

WeHo Mayor Speaks About Attack on Trans Folks at Las Perlas

August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

 wave of backlash is sweeping social media as people learn about the transphobic and homophobic abuse that transpired at Las...

Another Trans Victim from Dating App Robbery

July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

By Jorge Paniagua Jessica Jean nearly became part of a growing statistic after downloading the popular LGBTQ+ dating/sex app Grindr....

The Owner of Two Luxury L.A. Hotels is the Sultan of a Country that Now Stones Homosexuals to Death

April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

Brunei implemented Sharia Law this week, making sodomy and adultery punishable by death. Strict homophobic Islamic laws went into effect...