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Memorial and march over the shootings of LGBT folks at an Orlando nightclub.
by D. Boyer
Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 10:08 AM
Early June 12th a man armed with an assault rifle and a pistol shot up a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He killed at least 49 people and injured many more. The patrons were either gay, lesbian and transgender. This shooting has effected communities beyond Orlando Florida including the LGBT community in San Francisco. Many memorials and marches have taken place since that shooting. Pics and video from the march titled Amor y Solidaridad/Love and Solidarity.
On June 18, an event called Amor y Solidaridad/Love and Solidarity was held in San Francisco in honor of the victims killed in the Orlando night club shooting. The event was hosted by Cleve Jones and attracted approximately 300 people from the community. A rally was held at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco and then the nearly 300 people marched into the Mission district and onwards to City Hall.

The shooting in Orlando has effected the communities beyond especially in San Francisco.

There has been a lot posted online about the shooter Omar Mateen, but what is sticking out the most is the fact that the shooter had often visited the club himself before he opened fire on the patrons of that club. The club is called Pulse and was a local LGBT enclave. Whether the shooter was mentally ill, or a closeted gay is moot compared to the fact he felt like killing the very same people he hung out with. Many in the community wonder? What if he did not have access to an assault type weapon? What if the FBI, who interviewed Mateen twice, placed him on a list that could have prevented him from buying any weapons?

Those are the questions I've been hearing from the local community about that mass murderer.

Here is a link to VR360 video of that march in the Castro March through the Castro neighborhood in support of Orlando shooting victims

Please note if you view the video you have to use your mouse to change the camera angle.
§Always police in my photos. Why?
by D. Boyer Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 10:08 AM
§Rainbow flags everywhere.
by D. Boyer Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 10:08 AM
§The folks killed were of all ages.
by D. Boyer Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 10:08 AM
§The memorial set-up at 18th and Castro Streets in San Francisco
by D. Boyer Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 10:08 AM
§The memorial set-up at 18th and Castro Streets in San Francisco
by D. Boyer Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 10:08 AM

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Sunday Jun 19th, 2016 5:45 PM
“The Orlando Shooting: The FBI Entrapment of Suspects Fuels Terror. The Public Must Demand Answers From the FBI” by Tony Cartalucci, 6/17/16 at

“FBI Says It Interviewed Shooting Suspect About Terror Ties” by Matt Dixon & Marc Caputo, 6/12/16 at

“Before Nightclub Shooting, FBI Pursued Questionable Florida “Terror” Suspects by Trevor Aaronson, 6./12/16 at

“Confirmed: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to ’Informant’” by Anthony Cartalucci, 6/13/16 at

“No Lone Wolf Shooting? Reported Multiple Orlando Gunmen” by Steve Lendman, 6/15/16 at and

“Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Harbored by G4S, the World’s Largest Private Security Company” by Peter Phillips, 6/15/16 at

“Five Reasons to Question the Official Story of the Orlando Shooting” by Brandon Turbeville, 6/15/16 at

“Father of Orlando Shooter is Long-time CIA Asset,” by 21st Century Wire, 6/15/16 at

“Questions Grow on Orlando Shooter, a “Regular” at Attacked Nightclub” by Jason Ditz, 6/13/16 at

“Drag Queen: Anti-Gay Terrorist Omar Mateen Was My Friend” by Katie Zavadski and Lynn Waddell, The Daily Beast, 6/12/16 at
What an unfortunate heading for the photo of the wheelchair user who participated in the memorial and march.

"Even the disabled" makes it sound like people with disabilities don't show up unless it's an unusual circumstance, when there is in fact a large community of activists with disabilities who come out every chance they get to act on their deep feelings of solidarity.

More than that: There are "even" many people with disabilities who are part of the LGBTIQ community, who are taking an assault on a gay bar personally, and statistically there is a great likelihood that there were people with disabilities "even" among those killed or injured.

Imagine that.

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