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Demi Lovato calls for end of violence against LGBTQ community

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LOS ANGELES — Demi Lovato has called for the end of the cycle of violence towards the gay community following massacre at the Orlando, Florida nightclub.

The “Skyscraper” singer is one of the many stars who have shared both condolences and outrage over the tragedy, which left 50 dead and more than 50 injured after a gunman opened fire at the Pulse hotspot.

Lovato, 23, took to Twitter for the first time since the massacre, said she has been unable to find the words to express her sadness.

“There are no words for how upset I’ve been since Orlando,” she wrote.

“I cry for the victims, ache for the families, and have immense admiration for the LGBTQ community and their resolve in absorbing this horror and uniting with strength and fearlessness. Stay strong. We stand with you.”

She added more action needs to be taken to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future, writing, “We hurt. We mourn. We argue. We settle. We need to stop the cycle.”

Lovato has long been a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and was recently feted for her advocacy with the coveted Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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