mass shooting

  • 50 dead in Florida nightclub shooting, worst in US history

    (AP) A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. The attack left at least 50 people dead, making it the worst mass shooting in American history.

  • Capital Gazette Victim Once Worked in South Florida Covering the AIDS Epidemic

    Often the topics I choose to write about prove difficult to research, but sometimes I find myself with too many directions to turn in.  That was the case when last year I did a story about Dr. David Acer, the Jensen Beach dentist that allegedly infected several of his patients with HIV in the late 1980s.    

  • Gay Utah Man Identified As Victim of Las Vegas Tragedy

    This past Sunday in Las Vegas marked the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.The shooteropened fire at a country music festival on the city’s strip, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 others.

  • How to Survive a Mass Shooting: 
BSO Presents Active Shooter Program To LGBT Community

    Inside the auditorium on the campus of Fort Lauderdale High School a group of concerned citizens assembled to learn how to survive an actor shooter situation.

  • Letter to the Editor: A Pastoral Response to ANOTHER Mass Shooting

    A high school in Broward County has been attacked. Another mass shooting. More victims. More traumatized children. More devastated families.

  • LGBT Groups Condemn High School Shooting in Parkland

    (WB) LGBT advocacy groups on Wednesday condemned the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left at least 17 people dead and more than a dozen others injured.

  • Man Threatens to Kill Grindr User and ‘85 Faggots at a Gay Club’

    Officers arrested a man on Wednesday for threatening to kill a user on Grindr and dozens of LGBT people at a gay club.

    News came to light when suspect Me’Shach Israel-Miller spoke to the victim over social networking app Grindr, claiming he would kill him and “85 faggots at a gay club.”’

    The victim posted screenshots of the conversation on Facebook, according to Columbus Division of Police in Ohio. The victim’s Facebook post went viral, prompting the CPD to investigate the threat. They arrested the 27-year-old at his home on Tuesday, charging him with inducing pain and aggravated menacing.

    "The LGBT community asked that I express their appreciation for the extra resources from Zones 4 & 5 that were placed in the Short North this weekend due to the threat," said Sgt. Nick Konves, the department’s LGBT Diversity/Inclusion Liaison. He added he will reach out to the prosecutor’s office to “look at the filing of the Columbus hate crime” statute, according to the CPD.

    Israel-Miller’s threat calls back to the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub, an LGBT club in Orlando – the deadliest attack against the LGBT community in the U.S. The June 11, 2016 mass shooting took the lives of 49 people and injured 53 others. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in U.S. history, until the Las Vegas Massacre killed 58 people and injured hundreds the following year.

  • Op-Ed: Blame the Shooter and the Gun; Not the Sheriff and Students

    In the cosmos that we live in, with universal access to the Internet, a lie can be halfway around the world before the truth catches up with it. 

  • South Florida's Rob Hiaasen, Novelist Carl Hiaasen's brother, Killed in Newsroom Shooting

    Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen’s brother was among those killed Thursday in a newsroom shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, his family confirmed.

  • Westboro Baptist Church Celebrates Attack on Gay Club

    As most of the country was in a state of shock and horror over the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, the Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter to celebrate, not condemn, the attacks.

  • When The Unimaginable Becomes Real

    It was June of 2016, and an unfathomable reality shook the heart and soul of gay America.