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Attorney General Tells Orlando’s Gays: ‘We Stand With You’

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Federal investigators who have conducted hundreds of interviews haven't ruled out charges against others in connection with the shooting and say they're still trying to determine why Omar Mateen, who died in a gun battle with police, picked as his target a popular gay nightclub.

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms Ease Fears

The University of Florida is working to make more single bathrooms around campus open to all genders. The initiative is helping to create a secure setting for anyone needing to use the bathroom, regardless of gender identity.

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Photos: LGBTQ+ Community Celebrates Progress At Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival

Gainesville's LGBTQ+ community gathered at the city's annual Pride Parade and Festival to recognize progress in the effort for equality, especially with this year's Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees gay marriage. The parade marched down University Avenue on Saturday, starting on Southwest Seventh Street and finishing at the corner of Southeast First Street and First Avenue.

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