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

Orlando Pulse nightclub police photo
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.

Several sources say he was upset about two guys kissing in public. More to come soon. Coming Out is always difficult and should always be a choice. It should never happen as a result of a terrorist bullet’s.

We are celebrating Gay Pride this month and we should not be mourning or having to bury our dead brothers and sisters. Our prayers go out to all the victims and their chosen and biological families. Some relatives will find out for the first time this morning that their loved ones are LGBT. The pain and heartache will be unbearable for so many.


Out In Jersey magazine contributor J.L. Gaynor spent eight years in the newsrooms of two major New Jersey papers. A Jersey girl through and through: born, raised, and educated in New Jersey. Jen now lives in Maryland and has two dogs she adores, and reads just about anything she can get her hands on.