Orlando has a vibrant and proud gay community with plenty of places to hang out with like-minded people from all walks of life. There are bars and clubs well known as liberal haunts where you can mix and mingle, as well as all-day establishments like restaurants and cafes that are known to attract the pink dollar. The arts scene is particularly prominent in Orlando, helped in no small part by the thousands of performers who ply their trade in the theme parks and live shows in and around the city.
At the pool bar, bartender Tish Pruitihep prepares a Godfather — a blend of amaretto and scotch — for a Sunday regular, Stan Krintz. The 60 year old savours the Sunday scene in a bar other than his own. And others do too.
Orlando has long been a destination known for its sunshine. But in the summer ofThe City Beautiful experienced its darkest day. On that summer night, a gunman entered a popular gay club in downtown Orlando and opened fire, killing 49 and injuring 68 people enjoying dance and music.
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Kenya Michaels, a former contestant on "RuPaul's Drag Race" who'd performed at Pulse nightclub on the Sunday of the shooting, spoke next. It was a bittersweet Thursday night at Parliament House, a gay nightclub and hotel complex sitting on the beachfront of Rock Lake. Roughly 7 in 10 people killed had Spanish last names.
Pulse bartenders had called for last orders, but about people were still inside as Omar Mateen burst in and began shooting. Here are their stories from the night. Sat 18 Jun
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By Andrew Collins. When it comes to gay nightlifethere are really two sides to Orlando: the city during Walt Disney World's Orlando Gay Days in early June and the city during the rest of the year. While there's always something to do in the thriving LGBT club scene of Orlando any time of year, the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community takes over almost every venue in the city during Gay Days in June and the city's Gay Pride celebration in early October. Due to the popularity of the area's theme parks among the LGBT community, Orlando is a great destination for any persuasion year-round, but it's especially busy from late fall through early spring when northeastern tourists come to Florida to escape the winter chill.
By Jenny Stanton For Dailymail. Shooter Omar Mateen pictured29, from Port St. Lucie in Florida, opened fire at Pulse night club in the early hours of Sunday.