Orlando Pulse massacre: The victims list

Orlando Pulse police photoStanley Almodovar III, 23

Amanda Alvear, 25

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33

Antonio Davon Brown, 29

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29

Double wedding – Joe Pisano & Steven Russsell plus Brian Shapiro...

 Joe Pisano and Steven Russell of MatawanJust Married

Joe Pisano and Steven Russsell were married on Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Matawan, NJ. Both grooms live in Matawan. The wedding was a double wedding that day with Brian Brian Shapiro and Gregg Sgroi of South BrunswickShapiro and Gregg Sgroi of South Brunswick.

Bear Weekend comes to New Jersey on August 19-21 in Asbury...

Bear Weekend with BearlesqueAsbury Park will be the home to the third annual Bear Weekend with the help of three prominent members of the LGBT community; John Figueiredo,Sal Susino, co-founder of Dragonslair Productions and Ryan Jimenez, general manager of Hotel Tides.

Orlando Pulse club victims brief bios

Stanley Almodovar III, 23, was a pharmacy technician fond of wild hair styles and colors

Amanda Alvear, 25, was studying to become a nurse and at the club with her best friend, Mercedez Flores, who was also killed

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26, a business management student, had just returned from vacation with Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33, worked at OneBlood blood bank as a biologics assistant

Antonio Davon Brown, 29, was a captain in the Army Reserve and a graduate of Florida A&M University

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29, was a college financial aid officer who worked with military service members

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28, was an ophthalmic technician at the Florida Retina Institute

Let’s instill the Constitution with Equality

Matty DaleyWhen it comes to gun violence and the right to bear arms, how many people have you listened to and/or read refer to the so-called "sacred" document we call the Constitution and cite the rhetoric of our founding fathers?

Verizon customers can text to support Orlando LGBT community

One Orlando FundAny Verizon Wireless customer who would like to help the victims and their families can easily donate to the OneOrlando Fund formed by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The purpose of the OneOrlando Fund is to provide a way to help respond to the needs of Orlando's community after the effects of the Pulse tragedy.

Largest mass shooting in U.S. history occurs at Orlando gay club


An Orlando gay nightclub shooting at 2am this morning has just updated the number of casualties to 50, and 53 injured. The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie Florida.

Parties are plentiful at 25th Anniversary of Jersey Pride

Jersey Pride 2015 stageAsbury Park has always been the place to party for Jersey Pride Weekend, but with the event marking its 25th anniversary this year, the bashes at the bars, dance clubs, community centers and hotels around the city are sure to be even more intense. 

Spring into pet parenthood!

Reese is looking for a new homePets

Meet Reese, 1.5-year old shepherd mix! She is a very happy and energetic girl who loves to go for long walks with shelter volunteers, and she has very good manners on a leash. She does well around children, but she needs to be in a home where she is the only animal.

New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates 25th Anniversary

New Jersey Gay Men's ChorusJoin the New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus when they celebrate 25 years of music and memories at a special performance featuring guest appearances by former NJGMC Artistic Directors, including Richard Loatman, Steven A. Russell and founding Artistic Director Jay Kawarsky.