It was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, and now we know exactly how it happened.
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This is absolutely awful.
On Sunday night, YouTube star Calum McSwiggan was brutally beaten outside West Hollywood's gay nightclub, The Abbey.
The LGBT lifestyle vlogger had been in Anaheim that weekend for Vidcon, and decided to wrap up the festivities with a trip to the popular WeHo hotspot.
But on Monday, the internet personality took to Instagram to share this scary selfie from his hospital bed, detailing how he was jumped in the caption, writing:
"Last night was the worst night of my life and I'm really struggling to find the words to talk about it. After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys."
The Brit's friend and fellow YouTuber, Riyadh Khalaf, also took to Twitter to explain what went down and just how badly Calum was beaten, writing:
Love is love!!
Due to recent events around the world, there was an increased police presence at London's Pride celebration on Saturday — but the sweetest thing happened at the least expected time!
Two police officers proposed to their partners during the march — an event that stopped everything for a few minutes as everybody around them congratulated the lucky newly engaged couples!
Ch-ch-check out more pics and reaction (below):
Such a fitting tribute…
On Saturday June 25, VH1 and Logo will air its third annual Trailblazer Honors, the largest televised LGBT Pride event.
In the program, Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd with a message honoring the Orlando shooting victims, and to also denounce North Carolina's anti-transgender laws.
"Hi everyone. This is Joe Biden and I wish I could be there with you in person to honor some truly inspiring trailblazers. Each of you gives meaning to Harvey Milk's words, 'Hope never remains silent.' And we need you. We need all of you. Because as we celebrate a year of equality in marriage, draconian state laws deny transgender Americans basic civil rights. And in nearly 70 countries, it's a crime. It's a crime to be who you are. And because the freedom to live freely means being free from bullying, free from harassment, and free from violence. You know, our hearts are still heavy for Orlando, but you're showing tonight that we are Orlando. We're all Americans. Unbowed. Unrelenting. We endure. We overcome. We're hopeful and we will not be silent."'
The event will also spotlight LGBT pioneers Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera. Stage presenters include Emma Stone, Macklemore, Lance Bass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Janet Mock, Wilson Cruz and Candis Cayne.
It airs at 8pm ET/PT.
To hear Biden's beautiful video message, ch-ch-check it out (below).
This is the gayest news we've heard all day!
Sure, many corrupt politicians are still keeping us unprotected thanks to their asinine stance on gun control, but the President decided to one-up offer something while we wait — the country's first-ever National Monument dedicated to the LGBT community:
The Stonewall National Monument!!!
As many of our readers are already know, the 1969 police raids on Stonewall Inn marked the beginning of the fight for equal rights for our people… and we're so happy to see that now honored on a national scale.
President Barack Obama made the announcement in a heartfelt Instagram post on Friday, saying: