“This is a universe with Wookies, Jawas, and Hutts, so why can’t there be a visible LGBT character on screen?” That sentence is culled from a new petition asking Star Wars producers to honor Orlando victim Christopher “Drew” Leinonen in an upcoming installment of the franchise. Related: Star Wars Films Will Soon Have Gay Characters, According [...]
Star Wars is a universe that is so fantastical and beyond our own, but setting aside the Wookies, humanized droids and a maniacal, heavy-breathing mass murderer parading around in all-black armor, it is ultimately a story of hope and...Show More Summary
By Muniba Saleem, University of Michigan On the morning of June 12, as details emerged from a shooting at an Orlando nightclub, Muslim Americans across the country likely reacted with horror, while secretly hoping that the shooter wouldn't turn out to be one of them. Show More Summary
Nine empty roster spots, two missing starters and no draft picks (as of Thursday morning) mean the New York Knicks will want more out of 2016 Summer League in Orlando than a day trip to Universal Studios and a week of sporadically ugly basketball games. Summer League can be a proving ground for future NBA role players. Show More Summary
Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University After the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump reiterated his concern that Muslim immigrants in the U.S. could...Show More Summary
A fellow Potter fan recently created a custom POP! Vinyl Figure in honor of Luis Vielma, a victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting and former employee at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. The figurine is shown below, courtesy of Mugglenet. The fan behind this creation–Brandon Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado–took advantage...read more!
In the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub massacre, flawed polls claiming that about 90 percent of Americans want universal background checks for gun purchases have started making the rounds again as CBS last week and CNN this week have...Show More Summary
By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando's new water park is scheduled to open next year, and the resort revealed new details about it today. Volcano Bay is now under construction on 28 acres just south of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. When...Show More Summary
Moderate Islamic Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan addressed the Pulse nightclub massacre in his weekly comments. Nofal... The post ‘Moderate’ Jordanian Professor on Orlando Terror Attack: ‘Perverse’ Homosexuality Is Imposed by Global Zionism (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Among the commentary in the wake of the Orlando shooting was a Facebook video by Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin. In it, he criticized some Catholic bishops for not universally naming the “LGBT community” in pastoral messages of solicitude in response to the grave violence. Show More Summary
Bill Maher and his panel this week took a look at the implosion of Donald Trump’s poll numbers and how it relates to a couple of issues: his racist remarks regarding the judge presiding over the Trump University fraud case, and Trump’s re… Read The post Bill Maher: Trump’s Reaction to Orlando Exposed Him as a Narcissist – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando Donation Universal Orlando's corporate parent, NBCUniversal announced that it is donating $1 million to the OneOrlando fund, matching the donation Disney made earlier this week to support the families of victims of last Sunday's massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Show More Summary
How terrifying. According to The New York Post, there has been a ton of frightening threats made against New York gay clubs and universities following the Orlando shooting this past weekend. Related: Orlando Shooter Donated Blood Before The Attack While some people might think that violence dies down after a tragedy like a mass shooting, this is [...]
A peace vigil held in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando terror attack at the University of Missouri was completely derailed after one of the speakers began denouncing white attendees and a white couple began shouting back. "I was really nervous to get up here because there's a lot of white people in the crowd," an activist said. Show More Summary
Friends of one of the Orlando victims, Luis Vielma, celebrated his life in the most touching way. The 22-year-old worked as a ride assistant on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at the Universal Orlando Resort. Monday,Show More Summary
Brutus Buckeye won’t be making history after all. Citing safety concerns following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday morning, the Ohio State spirit team pulled the university’s mascot from this weekend’s LGBT Pride parade and festival in Columbus. Brutus was going...
Thousands of people gathered at a vigil at the University of Central Florida in Orlando last night, honoring those killed in the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. The memorial was originally planned outdoors on UCF’s Memory Mall, but heavy rains forced it inside. Speakers included UCF President John C. Hitt, Student Government Association President Chris... Read more »
Universal Orlando staff and guests gathered outside of Hogwarts castle Monday to pay tribute to one of their own in a vigil straight out of “Harry Potter.” Luis Vielma was one of the 49 people killed when a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday. The 22-year-old was...
What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil...
The Dalai Lama’s Washington D.C. visit has so far consisted of a prayer for victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre amidst talks at universities and world peace organizations. The Dalai Lama also met with President Obama today. Show More Summary