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[TRIGGER WARNING: Mass murder, rape, and homophobia mentions]
- Tragedy struck Orlando on Sunday, after the biggest mass shooting in U.S history occoured at LGBT+ night club ‘The Pulse.’ With over 50 people dead, the attack is deemed by most as a homophobic hate crime, with suspected religious intent.
- At long last it has been ruled that in Portland (Oregon) residents can legally class their gender as non-binary. Portland resident Mx Jamie Shupe, with the help of attorney Lake James Perriguey, set up a petition for the change last April, helping to win the battle for non binary folk across the state.
- After a long and emotionally arduous series of court cases against her abuser and producer Dr Luke, singer-songwriter Kesha keeps her positivity and activism alive while helping an LGBT+ couple get engaged on stage during her performance, showing that light can still shine through the darkness.
- We’re one step closer to finding out who will take the presidential seat, after runner Hillary Clinton won the majority of votes for the California, New Jersey, and New Mexico primaries. Clinton urges the followers of fellow Democrat runner Bernie Sanders to fight alongside her in the fight against republican runner Donald Trump, which is essentially the fight against ignorance and bigotry.
- Speaking of Trump, you heard the news story about the 16 year old boy who was kicked out of a Trump rally for calling the candidate a rapist, but have you heard Alex’s side to the story? After Trump decided to compare Mexican immigrants to rapists, Alex Baca knew he had to point out the hypocrisy of how Trump’s ex-wife said exactly the same thing about him.
- As the UK inches closer to the EU referendum, pro and anti ‘Brexit’ attitudes clash fiercely. Heidi Alexander, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, has warned that if the UK does vote forindependance from the European Union, then it could cost the National Health Service a whopping £10.5bn, and cut at least 1,155 jobs from the service.
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