Mothers’ Talk: Parental desperation over a terrible incident

By : Billy Manes
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There are still many unknowns about June 12’s incident at Pulse in Orlando. The narratives are disparate, there may have been an international angle, a homophobic angle, a marriage angle. We can’t know, and the more we scratch at that wound, the worse we are for it.

But there are stories of what has happened since, and the most heart-wrenching involve the victims’ mothers.

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TV personality David Gest, dead at 62

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LONDON – David Gest, perhaps best known for his marriage to singer Liza Minelli from 2002 to 2007, was found unresponsive at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf, London.

The Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement, “Police were called at 10:17hrs on Tuesday 12 April to the Four Seasons hotel, in Westferry Circus, E14, to reports of an unexplained death of a man in his 60s.”

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Fort Myers transgender woman burned to death

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FORT MYERS – A transgender woman was burned to death then left behind a garbage bin when Fort Meyer’s Police found her on June 20.

The woman was identified as 31-year-old Yaz’min Shancez. Police said that she was discovered behind a garbage bin at a rental facility in Fort Meyers.

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Lesbian activist Storme DeLarverie dies at 93

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NEW YORK (AP) – Storme DeLarverie, a lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969 that started the gay rights movement in the United States, has died. She was 93.

DeLarverie died May 24 at a Brooklyn nursing home, said Lisa Cannistraci, a longtime friend and one of her legal guardians.

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‘Glee’ actor dead at 31

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Vancouver, British Columbia (AP) – Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series “Glee” but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a hotel room, police said. He was 31.

Monteith, who played the character Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver’s waterfront at about noon Saturday, according to police.

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