World OutGames organizers will not face criminal charges

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Miami | Local officials determined that the organizers of the World Outgames Miami will not face criminal charges after an Aug. 16 audit of the organization found no “malicious intent” on their part.

Authorities launched an investigation of the organizers of the World OutGames over their decision to abruptly cancel almost all of its sporting events this past Memorial Day week.

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Officials open ‘fraud investigation’ of World OutGames

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Local authorities have launched an investigation of the organizers of the World OutGames Miami over their decision to abruptly cancel almost all of its sporting events.

The Miami Herald reported the Miami Beach Police Department and the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office on Friday announced they will investigate “the potential misappropriation of funds.”

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Arrest made in Key West hate crime, gay-bashing attack

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Police arrested a North Carolina man accused of committing a hate crime against a gay couple in Key West.

The Miami Herald reports that Brandon Ray Davis, 30, was taken into custody by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office in Richlands, N.C., Davis’ hometown, March 1.

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Lawsuits filed over possible release of Pulse shooting 911 calls

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Two lawsuits are filed in Orange County in an attempt to clarify the potential public release of 911 calls related to the Pulse shooting.

The first lawsuit, filed by the City of Orlando June 23, asks the Orange County court to clarify how the City should proceed with the recordings of 603 calls made to 911 during the Pulse shooting and four calls between emergency services and the shooter, Omar Mateen. According to their lawsuit, which names the Associated Press as a defendant, the City hasn’t yet released the calls “out of respect for the Pulse shooting victims and their families.”

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Lesbian couple accuse Florida officer of sexual abuse

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Hialeah, Fla. – A lesbian couple accused a Hialeah, Fla. officer of sexual abuse after one of them was detained over a routine traffic stop June 13.

The couple, who have asked not to be identified, told Miami news station WSVN they made a U-Turn by a police substation and were pulled over by Sgt. Jesus Menocal, Jr.

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Archbishop’s memo draws fire from gay rights groups

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MIAMI (AP) – Thousands of employees in Miami’s Catholic Archdiocese got a memo from Archbishop Thomas Wenski after judges in Florida lifted the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The Miami Herald reports the note sent Jan. 6 quoted from the employee handbook and included a statement from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops reiterating opposition to same-sex marriage.

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