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No evidence Pulse Nightclub killer Omar Mateen was gay

No evidence Pulse Nightclub killer Omar Mateen was gay

Investigators into the 2016 shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida have ruled out suggestions that the perpetrator Omar Mateen may have been gay, and say he may not have even known that The Pulse was a gay venue. Mateen, who was 29 years old, shot a killed 49 people and wounded 58 people […]

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Orlando gathers to remember Pulse nightclub attack one year on

Orlando gathers to remember Pulse nightclub attack one year on

Today marks one year since the violent attack on Orlando nightclub Pulse, which claimed the lives of 49 people last year. Pulse will host the victims and families of the incident as the City of Orlando and Orange County government honour June 12 as Orlando United Day, “A Day of Love and Kindness.” Aside from a […]

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Noor Salman, wife of Pulse Nightclub shooter arrested

Noor Salman, wife of Pulse Nightclub shooter arrested

The FBI have arrested Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman behind the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando Florida. Salman was arrested in San Francisco in relation to charges she faces in Florida, including obstruction of justice. Orlando Police Chief John Mina has confirmed that one of the charges will be “aiding and […]

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Vigil held to honour those lost on six month anniversary of Pulse massacre

Vigil held to honour those lost on six month anniversary of Pulse massacre

A vigil was held in Florida on Monday to mark six months since the horrific massacre at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub on June 12. Visitors, family and survivors came to honour the lives of the 49 people who were lost to gunman Omar Mateen at the LGBTI venue. The 49 names of those murdered were read […]

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Owner of Pulse Nightclub Orlando no longer plans to sell venue

Owner of Pulse Nightclub Orlando no longer plans to sell venue

The owner of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub has revealed she no longer plans to sell the venue to the city in the wake of the horrific attack in June. Barbara Poma, who had previously said she planned to sell the property to the City of Orlando, has released a statement that she does not feel she […]

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Pulse Nightclub survivors treated free of charge in Orlando hospitals

Pulse Nightclub survivors treated free of charge in Orlando hospitals

One of Florida’s largest healthcare networks has announced it will not be charging any of the patients who were affected by the attack on Pulse Nightclub for their medical treatment. Orlando Health announced last week that their private hospitals will provide free treatment to the 53 people admitted after the horrific shooting at the Orlando LGBTIQ […]

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Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG will visit Curtin University this week to present a public lecture on confronting homophobia. In the lecture, Justice Kirby will explore the crucial role universities have to play in supporting research to end homophobia in addition to all forms of LGBTIQ phobia. Following the lecture, a panel of Curtin […]

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Psycho: Margaret Cho returns to Perth this September

‘Fashion Police’ panelist and comedy queen Margaret Cho is bringing her Psycho tour to the Astor Theatre this September. We caught up with the outspoken comic about trying to celebrate Pride in the wake of Orlando, her take on the US Presidential election and her new album. Calling from her LA home as Pride celebrations wrapped up […]

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OUTspoken: Local queer talent at Perth Poetry Festival

OUTspoken is returning for a second edition for this year’s Perth Poetry Festival, celebrating incredible local queer talent. Ten authors will be reading at the event, including PFF 2016 feature poets Alex Biddle and Jakob Boyd (pictured), Ben Marchant, Luka Buchanan, Kai Schweizer, Jesse Oliver and MC Scott-Patrick Mitchell. All are welcome to try their […]

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FBI says no evidence that The Pulse was targeted for being a gay club

FBI says no evidence that The Pulse was targeted for being a gay club

A spokesperson for the FBI has told The Washington Post that they have found no evidence that gunman Omar Mateen targeted the Pulse Nightclub because it was a gay club. “While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasn’t revealed that he targeted Pulse because it was a […]

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