Catholic Ministries with Lesbian & Gay Persons, or CMLGP was started 30 years ago when the AIDS epidemic was having a devastating impact on the Gay Community.

We spoke with David Kennedy at LA Pride about the organization and the Catholic view of gays.

David's church, St. Matthew's in Long Beach will be celebrating their annual Pride Mass and the 30th anniversary of their outreach to LGBTs this coming Sunday, June 26th at 3PM. For more information, see our calendar.

For more information on CMLGP visit the Archdiocese of Los Angeles web site.

For more information about St. Matthew's in Long Beach and their Mass on Sunday, visit their web site.

 

This unidentified man told Univision Noticias anchor Maria Elena Salinas that he had a sexual relationship with Omar Mateen for two months UnivisionUnivision - 

Mateen was "very sweet" and liked to be "cuddled," the man told Univision. But he was upset about the way gay men responded to him.

He described Mateen as “a very sweet guy" who never showed a violent side. He loved to be cuddled. "He was looking for love," he said.

When Miguel heard about the massacre on the news he said he was stunned. “My reaction was that can’t be the man I know. It’s impossible that the man I know could do that,” he said.

Mateen opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle during a Latin-themed night at Pulse in the early hours of June 12, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more. He was killed in a shootout with police hours later. Most of the dead were Hispanic.

Investigators are still looking into the motives for his rampage.

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From the floral-covered steps of City Hall to the sweat-drenched dancefloor of Precinct DTLA, we Angelenos stood together (over 2,000 in fact) to honor the members of our fellow LGBTQIA family in Orlando whose lives were cut senselessly short over the weekend.

The range of mourning (some choosing silence, others spoken word and a few using dance) from all walks of life wholeheartedly touched me. In fact, the bittersweet beauty of it all riveted Alex Bohs so much that he decided to share some of his experience via video.

And while we have made our visibility known in numbers as we mourn, let's make sure to keep that momentum as we act (in honor of those who are no longer able to fight). Get involved via everytown.org/act; contact your Congressman and let him know your feelings about gun control. ‪#‎DisarmHate
"We are a gentle angry people" indeed.

Song Used: "Letters Of A Traveller" by Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott

Additional Camera: Efrain Lopez

 

KTLA News - On the same day of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday that a “heavily armed” man in Santa Monica who was apparently headed to the L.A. Pride festival has been apprehended.

Santa Monica Police Department officers responded to the area of Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street to a report of a suspected prowler. When they arrived, they encountered the man, who said he was waiting for a friend, according to the Los Angeles Times, citing a law enforcement source.

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(Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP)USA Today - A heavily armed assailant opened fire in a packed Orlando nightclub early Sunday in a bloody massacre, killing 50 people and prompting a terrorism investigation, authorities said.

Mayor Buddy Dyer said 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the attack at Pulse Orlando, a gay club just south of downtown.

Police Chief John Mina said the tragedy began at 2:02 a.m., when three police officers engaged in a gun battle with a suspect outside the club. A hostage situation then took place inside, and a SWAT team was called in, Mina said. Police received updates from patrons trapped in the club, and decided to storm the club at about 5 a.m.

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prideparadeOn Sunday June 12th , West Hollywood will be home to the iconic 46th annual LA PRIDE Parade and is free for all to attend. Drawing in hundreds of thousands to the city early, the LA PRIDE parade celebrates the history of the LGBTQ movement and showcases its current diversity with its colorful array of parade entries aimed to excite both the young and the young at heart.

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