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After Pulse shooting, LGBTQ community tries to work with police, even as they feel officers target them

After Pulse shooting, LGBTQ community tries to work with police, even as they feel officers target them

At Baltimore's Ynot Lot vigil for the 49 victims of a mass shooting at LGBTQ club Pulse in Orlando, Florida, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis got booed—hard. And when he spoke to the group of a few hundred about the "civil rights struggle that is uniquely the LGBT [community's]," someone howled out loudly, "Fuck you."

Organized by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB), the vigil drew several hundred residents—and some in attendance were surprised to see how many police were there on North Avenue and Charles Street directing traffic, forming a perimeter around the event, and...

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