PULSE. Rainbows appear over Pulse nightclub.
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON. Scientist shares tribute to Orlando in most scientific way possible, explains why rainbows are magical.
DISNEY WORLD. 2 year-old boy attacked by gator found dead.
RIP. Big Gay Musical creator Fred Caruso has died at 41, leaves behind chilling suicide note on Facebook.
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE. Broadway stars to record Burt Bacharach song to benefit Orlando victims.
FBI. Orlando shooting being investigated as both a hate crime and an act of terror.
FBI Agent Ronald Hopper on Orlando shooting: "I would call it a hate crime. I would call it terrorism. It's both." https://t.co/02QJKteAlg
— ABC News (@ABC) June 15, 2016
CASTING. Helen Mirren will appear in the next Fast and Furious movie.
SPACE. Scientists discover gravitational waves for second time: “The researchers calculated that the gravitational wave arose from the collision of two black holes, 14.2 and 7.5 times the mass of the sun.”
ORLANDO. Janet Jackson shares a tribute.
EGYPTAIR. Wreckage of flight 804 has been discovered.
CANDID CAMERA. Orlando shooter can be seen in 2012 documentary about BP oil spill.
JUSTIN TRUDEAU. Satyric website creates fake photo of Justin Trudeau locked in a same-sex kiss: “The photoshopped image shows Trudeau kissing NDP leader Tom Mulcair. The story’s headline declares that the two are ‘united against homophobia.’ […] ‘After an event like this, we had to do something,’ it (falsely!) quotes Trudeau as saying in French. ‘I approached Tom to see what he thought, but I didn’t expect him to be so enthusiastic.'”
— Dick Hunter (@SquirtOrg) June 15, 2016
GUNS. Senate Democrats are filibustering until Republicans agree to discuss gun control. Also, Walmart announces it will stop selling AR-15 assault rifles.
TRUMP. In addition to tell people to “Ask the gays”, Donald Trump on Wednesday said, “The LGBT community, the gay community, the lesbian community—they are so much in favor of what I’ve been saying over the last three or four days.” Um, no.
NATURE. Some coral reefs are thriving, but why?
NYC. Andy Cohen visits the Stonewall vigil for victims of the Orlando shooting.
FRANCE. President Francois Hollande says homosexuality is “a choice” in talking about Orlando massacre: “It is America that has been hit but it is also freedom, the freedom to choose one’s sexual orientation and to determine one’s style of life”
EVERYDAY HOMOPHOBIA. Out gay radio producer Joe Votruba shares his emotional response to the Orlando massacre: “Every single day when you go outside as a gay man, you have to wonder, Oh, how gay can I be around this crowd? Should I hold my boyfriend’s hand right now or should I not? That’s why these bars and these clubs that we go to are so important.”