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Orlando Shooter's Wife Arrested For Connection To Mass Murder!

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America experienced its worst mass shooting in history when a gunman murdered 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida in June of 2016. Unfortunately, the wheels of justice can move very slowly.

That's because SEVEN MONTHS after Omar Mateen was shot dead after murdering nearly 50 LGBT people and allies, the FBI finally took a huge step in the case on Monday… by arresting his wife, Noor Mateen!

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Noor had been a suspect in the case from the very start when police began believing she was lying about her familiarity with her husband's plans — she drove him to the nightclub multiple times before the attack and admitted to helping him purchase ammo, though she said she did not know his intentions.

According to reports, the 29-year-old security guard's wife was taken into custody outside of her San Francisco home early Monday morning — although, it's currently unclear exactly what charges she's being held on.

Multiple sources suggest it has something to do with obstruction of justice.

We'll continue to update you as the investigation unfolds… but we're just glad the victims' families and friends are finally going to get more answers.

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Vanderpump Rules Gets Extra Real With An Episode All About The Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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We can't believe it's already been six months…

It's become an annual tradition for one episode every season of Vanderpump Rules to be all about West Hollywood's iconic pride parade — and Season 5 is no different.

Unfortunately, as you're surely aware, June 2016's festivities were overshadowed by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where 49 of our brothers and sisters were shot to death in the worst mass shooting in American history.

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However, the show must go on… which explains why Bravo cameras were on when Tom Sandoval, Stassi Schroeder, Tom Schwartz, and Katie Maloney first started coming to terms with the tragedy during Monday night's all-new episode.

In fact, Sandoval even proved he was the perfect LGBT ally by not making the 49 murders somehow about the straight SUR staff, but by pointing out the oppression our community faces on the daily instead.

Although, for a show set in the gay capital of El Lay, we're surprised Lisa Vanderpump hasn't cast an openly queer castmate yet… but at least she's talking about the shooting at all, which is more than we can say for our President-elect and his cabinet of bigots.

Ch-ch-check out the highlight of Monday night's #PUMPRules (below)!!!

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Pulse Nightclub Will Forever Be An LGBT Memorial After Orlando Buys It For $2.25 Million!

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This is the happiest news on earth!

As you surely remember, the LGBT community lost 49 of its members when a gunman opened fire on Pulse Nightclub back in June — marking the worst mass murder in modern American history.

Unfortunately, Donald Trump's surprise ascension to the White House on Tuesday was just another setback for queer Americans… but we're happy to say there's still some good in the world.

Related: Obama Handpicks Stonewall As First LGBT National Monument!

That's because it was also announced on Tuesday that the city of Orlando is planning on buying Pulse and turning it into a permanent LGBT and Latinx memorial!

Mayor Buddy Dyer revealed the Florida city's $2.25 million plan via video earlier this week, saying:

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Katy Perry Fights Back Tears As She Surprises A Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivor On Ellen!

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We will rise again.

It's been almost three months since the LGBT community lost 49 of our brothers and sisters in a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, but things are slowly starting to get back to normal.

While we'll never get the lives we lost back, the events in Pulse Nightclub have led to some positive changes — including a ton of advocacy from your favorite celebs.

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However, for survivor Tony Marrero, he owes his fighting spirit completely to gay icon Katy Perry!

And wouldn't you know it, Ellen DeGeneres just so happened to hear about Tony's obsession with the Olympic song Rise… so she set up the Floridian with the surprise of his life — meeting Katy on national television!

We already knew this was going to be emotional just based on the topic… but watching Katy tear up as soon as she hit the Ellen stage sure brought tears to our eyes as well.

Ch-ch-check out Katy and Ellen's heartfelt surprise for Tony (below)!!!

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Hillary Clinton Rally Gets A Surprise Visit From The Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Father…

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It should be interesting to see how both sides react to this!

In a particularly peculiar turn of events, Hillary Clinton's recent rally in Kissimmee, Florida on Monday had a rather infamous surprise guest.

That's because Seddique Mateen, the father of the Pulse Nightclub shooter, was not only in attendance… he was literally standing right behind the Democratic nominee!

Related: Hillary Clinton Addresses Deadly Pulse Nightclub Shooting

As you surely remember, Seddique's son Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando back in June, and it's still unclear whether his motivations were due to his sexuality or an alleged allegiance to ISIS.

Following her speech, Mz. Clinton's team released a statement saying while they did not explicitly invite Mr. Mateen to the event… all are welcome, so they never would have turned him away.

Despite his son's deplorable act, Seddique maintained a positive outlook on the upcoming election, and even spoke out against Donald Trump, telling reporters:

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Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda Team Up For Tribute To Orlando Shooting Victims — Get Your First Listen Here

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Love is love is love is love!

The LGBT community was the target of the worst mass shooting in American history last month, but many people seem to ignore the fact that Pulse Nightclub was celebrating Latin Night when the attack occurred.

Luckily, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda are doing their part to make sure the Latino lives lost will never be forgotten.

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That's because the Hamilton star and the Ain't Your Mama singer are teaming up for a new track in honor of the 49 victims of the Orlando tragedy!

Both artists teased Love Make the World Go Round on Monday, and it sounds like the perfect collaboration of Lin's rap and Jen's pop.

Plus, all the proceeds will be benefiting the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando charity, so you can do some good while listening to the jam once it drops!

Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of the J.Lo & LMM mashup (below)!!!

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Orlando Shooting Victim's Father Refused To Claim Dead Son's Body After Finding Out He Was Gay

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This man did not deserve to have a child in the first place.

In what's easily the most gruesome attack on American soil in modern history, 49 people were victims of a hate crime at an LGBT Latino nightclub in Orlando, Florida two weekends ago .

Unfortunately, the ugliness did not stop with their deaths… because we're hearing that one man who lost his son refused to claim the body after finding out his son was actually gay.

Related: Couple Killed At Pulse Nightclub Will Have Joint Funeral

According to a new report, the dad did not want to betray his Christian roots and chose to entirely disrespect his "loved one" instead.

Thankfully, other family members of the unidentified man did eventually step forward to claim the body, but we just cannot imagine letting anything — even religion — take priority over your murdered child.

This disgusting behavior is nothing new for the LGBT community, but that doesn't make the circumstances any less difficult to grasp.

Rest in peace, brother.

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