Pictures of Shane Tomlinson, one of 49 people who perished a year ago in the Pulse gay nightclub massacre, have allegedly been used in a romance scheme by an unidentified catfisher, one woman claims.
North Carolina Miss Lonelyhearts Ashley Pickenpack told WKMG that she realized the man she'd been talking with online — discussing marriage! — was using phony images when she saw Tomlinson's face in anniversary coverage of the Pulse shooting.
She said she knew the man by the name Thomas Gregory, and understood that he lived in England.
A year to the day after the Pulse gay nightclub massacre, in which 49 LGBTQ people were slain by Omar Mateen, a man pledging allegiance to ISIL, OutRight Action International is honoring the date and pledging to combat acts of “hate and violence against LGBTIQ persons and our fundamental dignity.”