Rep. Scalise among victims in Va. shooting

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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The high-profile victim in a shooting Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria has a long anti-LGBT history — and LGBT groups are among those condemning the violence against him.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was taking part in practice as a member of the Republican congressional baseball team when he was shot in the hip. He was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Scalise was in stable condition.

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Pride Fund and politicians gather to rail against gun violence

By : Billy Manes
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Orlando – On October 12, the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence brought together some of its biggest supporters and endorsees for a downtown Orlando press conference. The subject at hand, of course, was the threat of firearms in the wrong hands, an issue that was only made more notable by the fact that the event was held four months to the day that 49 people were killed and 53 injured at Pulse Orlando on June 12.

Pride Fund, which is an LGBT political action committee focusing predominantly on state and federal candidates, as most gun laws are not written by municipalities, picked senatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, congressional candidate and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings and Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., to carry its message.

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Orlando’s Overheard: Mary expansion, enchanted jungles and they’re with her

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Mary gets supersized

The downtown Orlando Hamburger Mary’s is often at capacity with its theme nights such as trivia and Broadway Brunch. The daytime business crowd also seems to flock to Mary’s. So it’s no surprise that Orlando’s location is following in the high heels of the Tampa location with a neighborly expansion. A while ago it was rumored Hamburger Mary’s may open a second location in the I-Drive area, but we weren’t able to receive confirmation.

The former Church Street tavern, and previously the Dessert Lady’s location, will now be home to an expanded version of Hamburger Mary’s called Mary’s Sidebar Café.

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