Colorado gay bar shooting suspect facing murder, hate crime charges

The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a sanctuary for the local LGBTQ community.

From Pulse to Q: Florida shooting survivors to help new cohort of victims cope

Images of a massive police response, bouquets of flowers piled along the sidewalk, and Pride flags risen in solidarity make Keinon Carter wonder if anything has changed since he was shot inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub seven years ago. Now, he and other survivors will offer help to Club Q shooting victims as they face a long road of grief and recovery.

Florida Board of Medicine advances ban on transgender treatments for minors

Amid an outcry from the LGBTQ community and harsh criticism from a host of physicians and healthcare professionals, the Florida Board of Medicine advanced a plan that would ban doctors from performing gender-reassignment surgery or providing treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy to transgender people under age 18.

Rubio on protecting gay marriage: 'I don't vote for fake problems'

During a visit to Tampa Friday, the Senator from Florida said "the chances that Nancy Pelosi will endorse me in my Senate reelection are higher than the chances of [gay marriage] going anywhere," but he added that he still would not vote for a bill that would protect the rights of same-sex couples to marry.