‘Longest shift of my life,’ Orlando police officer remembers responding to Pulse shooting
Orlando police Deputy Chief James Young was one of the first officers to respond to the mass shooting on June 12, 2016 at the Pulse Nightclub, running to a club he had not only worked off-duty at, but frequented before as an openly gay man.
‘Just cruel:’ Gov. DeSantis criticized for LGBTQ program vetoes
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday slashed $900,000 in funding for programs that serve LGBTQ people in Central Florida, including a program that provides mental-health services to survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting.
Florida representatives push to make Pulse nightclub a National Memorial Site
ORLANDO, Fla. – Democratic Rep. Darren Soto, of Florida, announced Friday that he is submitting legislation to establish the Pulse nightclub as a federally recognized National Memorial Site. The legislation was a combined effort between Soto, along with Florida Representatives Stephanie Murphy and Val Demings. The bill will be brought to the House floor for a vote by the end of June, according to a news release. “I am pleased to announce that Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has committed to bringing our bill to the House Floor for a vote before the end of June. According to a new release, the legislation passed by unanimous consent on March 11 in the House Committee on Natural Resources.