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On Capitol Hill, Congressman Alan Grayson was among the scores of Democrats conducting a sit in on the floor of the House. The protesting Democrats were demanding a vote on gun control legislation. Published in Central Florida News
Services for families of the Pulse victims and other affected by the tragedy are moving from Camping World Stadium to the new Orlando United Assistance Center. It’s on East Michigan Street, a few blocks from Pulse nightclub, south of downtown. Published in Central Florida News, Pulse Shooting
A gunman walked into Orlando’s packed gay nightclub Pulse during Latin Night in the early hours of June 12 and unleashed a siege of terror that would ultimately kill 49 people and wound 53. The people who left us forever included an accountant, a bouncer, college students, dancers, a perfume salesman, salon owners and mothers and fathers. And it’s important to note that although the victims were from different races and sexual identities, they were overwhelmingly composed of queer Latinos, Latinas and Latinxs, a gender-nonspecific term. Nearly half of them were Puerto Rican, but there were Mexicans, Dominicans and Cubans, too, and several were undocumented. Locally, LGBTQ Latinxs, like Equality Florida’s Carlos Guillermo Smith, are grappling with the fact that ... Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly
Bilingual therapists are on standby for people in need of grief counseling following the Pulse massacre. Hispanic Family Counseling has been busy counseling survivors and others affected, free of charge. Published in Central Florida News, Pulse Shooting
UPDATE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions voted against having a bear hunt this year. After nearly 7 hours of comments, including public input, the commission voted 4 to 3 against a hunt in 2016.
Published in Central Florida News, Environment
It’s been five years since Juno launched from Cape Canaveral. Once it enters its polar orbit, we’re going to learn so much about the make-up of the planet, as well as key scientific findings that will help us better understand how planets and solar systems form. Published in Are We There Yet, Space