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Wife Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Arrested

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.17.2017 | Crime

The FBI arrested Noor Salman, the wife of the man who opened fire in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub last June and killed 49, Monday morning in t...

Orlando Soccer Stadium Honors Pulse Victims With Rainbow Seats

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices

The victims of last year’s shooting at Orlando, Florida’s gay Pulse nightclub are being honored by the city’s soccer stadium in a vibrant way. F...

2016: From the Best to the Worst

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Perseverance is the price of freedom. On Sunday morning, June 12, I arrived on Pennsylvania Avenue to set up my group's Capital Pride table and lea...

Lest We Forget, America Suffered Its Deadliest Mass Shooting This Year

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.26.2016 | Politics

Gun violence permeates the American way of life. The past two years have been so bloody that it’s possible to lose track of individual events, even ...

Confronting Racism in the Gay Community

Zac Thompson | Posted 11.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The sort of discrimination that exists within the gay community is much more casual, but surely that doesn't make it okay.

DJ, Producer, Remixer Tony Moran -- "Music Is Something That Has Always Brought Us Together"

Michael Cook | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

From the Latin Rascals to DJ booths around the world, Tony Moran has always shared his immense talents with the world. This time however, it's personal.

Orlando Hospitals To Waive Hospital Fees For Victims Of Pulse Massacre

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Two hospitals in the Orlando, Florida, area who treated victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre announced Wednesday that they would not bill victims o...

A Trans Perspective on Queer Unity on the Two Month Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy

Delia Melody | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s already been two months since the homophobic massacre in Orlando. Here in Pensacola, just 8 hours away, it...

Chelsea Manning: I Am Tired Of Being Defined By The World

Chelsea Manning | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Chelsea Manning

After weeks of emotion and thought, I've decided I need to tell you something: I am tired of being defined by the world through the narrow lens of a single event that happened in my life several years ago.

Orlando, Dallas, & The Failure Of LGBT Single-Issue Politics

Andy Thayer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Andy Thayer

The link between the two is the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan. But you would be hard pressed to find any mention of that from LGBTQ NGO "activists" talking about Orlando, or from anyone talking about Dallas.

Disarm Hate, A Coalition Of Anti-gun Violence And LGBTQ-rights Groups, Prepares To Rally In D.C.

David F Brand | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
David F Brand

"We are truly in a battle with pure hate in this country," Hayes said. "We must learn to use our words when we disagree and not resort to violence."

Stunning Photographs Capture The Grief And Survival After Orlando

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Photographer Wayne Lawrence has always sought to capture individuals overlooked by mainstream media, such as exonerated prisoners and families affecte...

Meatless Monday: Family Meal

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

My husband and I live down the block from Muslims. And gays. We have Jamaicans, Swiss, Colombians, Cuban refugees, Catholics, Protestants, Jews and a ...

Dangerously Uninformed: Religion and Violence

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

There is no psychological profile of today's terrorist. They are not crazy, they are often well-educated and many are relatively well off. They are motivated, like many young people, by a sense of belonging, a desire for an exciting and meaningful life, and devotion to a higher cause.

Pulse Is The LGBT Community's Challenger

Karen Topham | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Topham

Sunday, I didn't need video to confirm the stories. The scene has become sickeningly familiar to us all. And yes, it's still very personal.

The Biggest Lesson I Learned From The Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

Michael Cook | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

There are so many lessons to take from this tragic event. Communication needs to be paramount in any relationship, but when you are truly speaking your truth and living out loud, as the person you truly are, it is crucial; for both sides.

Hey Queers: It's Time For Us To ACT UP Once Again

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost 30 years ago, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies gathered together at Manhattan’s Lesbian ...

Pulses Of Love Conquer Hate From Orlando To D.C.

Stuart Symington | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

We can no longer let our parents, co-workers, friends, and school children be stolen by violence. We cannot let another life be claimed.

Orlando's LGBT Community Is Wounded. But It's Tough As Nails, Too.

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.19.2016 | Queer Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A week after its tragedy, Orlando’s LGBT community is just starting the healing process. So many offered their help to the victims ...

The FDA's Unscientific And Anti-Gay Blood Donation Policy

Ben Spielberg | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Spielberg

Though the FDA has long claimed that its policy protects the blood supply, the truth is that it is unscientific and discriminatory.

Recovering From the Orlando Shooting: How to Give and Get Help

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Sherry Gray

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is the level one trauma centers just blocks from Pulse, where all the victims were taken. You can donate to ORMC here, or text "Orlando" to 20222 on your cell phone to donate $10 (the donation will be added to your bill).

Transgender, Christian and Tired

Paula Stone Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Paula Stone Williams

Some of you feel removed from the tragedy because you think these victims are not like you. Well, the truth is they are not like you. They understand prejudice. They understand what it feels like to be ostracized for nothing more than being who you are. They have a wisdom you are not likely to ever know.

Orlando After Tragedy: Much More Than World's Theme Park

The Conversation US | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Those inside Pulse felt that sense of community on the dance floor and at the bar. And when a madman tried to take that all away, he created a greater sense of community that comes from a shared grief. There is a there there in the hearts and tears of Orlando.

Should We #SayTheirNames?

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

So should we #SayTheirNames? Should we leave it up to families and friends to name their loved ones publicly, if they so choose, instead of making that decision for them? I honestly don't know.

Empathy Be-Damned, Just Find Your Foxhole and Someone to Blame

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

Originally posted in MyMediaDiary. When a tragic event happens, we've changed from a nation of mourners to a nation of soldiers in foxholes. We're s...