Pulse

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Florida Mosque, Once Attended by Omar Mateen, Burned in Arson

The blaze corresponded with both the anniversary of 9/11 and the beginning of Eid al-Adha.

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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.

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First Openly Gay World Boxing Title Contender Dedicates Fight to Pulse Orlando Victims

Orlando Cruz, who lives in Puerto Rico, lost four friends in the nightclub massacre.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

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WATCH: Hasan Minhaj Passionately Denounces Congressional Inaction on Gun Laws

“You get paid almost $200,000 a year to write rules, to make our society better. Not tweet, not tell us about your ‘thoughts and prayers.’ To write rules to make our society better.”

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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.

Pulse massacre mourner Saamiya Pirbhai, wearing a rose-colored hijab, stands behind a makeshift memorial with homemade posters and sunflowers.

Post-Pulse Massacre, Moving Forward Means Rejecting Scarcity and Fear

Yas Ahmed of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity reflects on post-Pulse Islamophobia, the power of community and what it is to be a “queer, Muslim, gender non-conforming, Arab, mixed-race, able-bodied ​person of color” today.

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Wilson Cruz: Pulse Massacre 'Was a Direct Attack on LGBT Latinos'

The actor, who lost family member Brenda Lee Márquez McCool in the massacre, criticized those who don’t acknowledge the tragedy’s predominantly queer Latinx victims.

Omar Mateen's Wife Allegedly Present When He Bought Ammunition, Tried to Dissuade Him

Officials say Noor Zahi Salman is cooperating with federal investigators.

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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.”

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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.

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'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.”

A man in New York City lays 50 red roses on an outdoor altar to commemorate the Pulse victims who died.

When the One Place That Feels Like Home is Invaded

Being queer and Latinx in the U.S. sometimes feels like it can be impossible to find our people. Now tragedy has found us.