Dylann Roof Allowed to Defend Himself in Federal Trial for Charleston Massacre
Despite reservations, the presiding judge permitted Roof to be his own attorney three days after he was ruled mentally competent to stand trial for the killing of nine Black civilians in 2015.
MTV Follows Pulse Massacre Survivors in New Episode of 'True Life'
The episode, which premiered last night, focuses on four survivors of the massacre of a largely-Latinx group of 49 people.
Omar Mateen's Alleged Former Lover Describes Pulse Massacre as 'Revenge' for Rejection
“He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin—but he felt rejected,” the man told Univision.
Broadway's Stars Unite to Honor Pulse Shooting Victims
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, B.D. Wong and more sing “What The World Needs Now,” to raise funds for LGBTQ advocacy.
READ: Frank Ocean's Poignant Lament on Pulse Massacre, Homophobic and Transphobic Violence
The reclusive artist referenced Orlando and the North Carolina anti-trans bathroom bill in a new Tumblr post.
Feds Release Transcript From Omar Mateen's Phone Calls With Orlando Police
The Department of Justice and FBI released a full transcript—rather than the previously announced version with redacted sections about Mateen’s allegiance to ISIS—after criticism from lawmakers.
Trump Says Nation Must 'Start' Racial Profiling to End Terrorism
“It’s not the worst thing to do.”
Puerto Rican Comic Superhero La Borinqueña Stands in Solidarity With Orlando
“It’s an LGBT issue, a Puerto Rican issue and a Latinx issue,” said creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez about the Pulse massacre.
15-Hour Senate Filibuster Forces Gun Control Vote
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and 38 of his colleagues stay up half the night to advocate for congressional action in the wake of the Pulse Orlando shooting.
READ: It Took This Writer Just 7 Minutes to Buy the Rifle Used in the Pulse Shooting
Helen Ubiñas on Philly.com: “It likely will take more time than that during the forthcoming round of vigils to respectfully read the names of the more than 100 people who were killed or injured.”
Omar Mateen's Wife Allegedly Present When He Bought Ammunition, Tried to Dissuade Him
Officials say Noor Zahi Salman is cooperating with federal investigators.
Witnesses: Orlando Shooter Was a Regular at Pulse
Officials also say he conducted surveillance at the club and Walt Disney World earlier this month.
DJs, Producers Behind Queer Latinx-Focused Club Nights Respond to Pulse Massacre
Oscar Nuñez, DJs for New York City’s Papi Juice party: “This is going to be something we think about for the rest of our lives.”
Like It or Not, Omar Mateen Committed a Crime as American as Apple Pie
While commercial media and politicians rush to blame the Pulse massacre on violent Islamism, we must remember that the killing of marginalized people lies at the very foundation of this country.
'Hamilton,' Performers of Color Take Center Stage and Stand Against Hate at Tony Awards
Lin-Manuel Miranda: “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”
Charleston Shooter's Trial Delayed Until Next Year
Dylann Roof faces the death penalty for killing nine Black worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Chuch in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.
FBI Cracks San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone, Drops Suit Against Apple
Many cricitized the FBI over concerns of privacy violations.
Feds Say San Bernardino Shooters Did Not Belong to a Terrorist Cell
And the FBI will reportedly bring charges against a friend of shooter Syed Rizwan Farook for purcashing some of the weapons used in the massacre.
Media and Political Responses to San Bernardino Massacre Reveal Racial Coding and Assumptions of Collective Guilt
These occur in the midst of an already-vicious anti-Muslim backlash.