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Stacey Dooley fronts BBC Three documentary on Orlando shooting

By Will Stroude

Stacey Dooley has fronted a moving new documentary about last month’s tragic shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Stacey Dooley: Hate and Pride in Orlando, documents the LGBT community’s response to the atrocity, which saw 49 people lose their lives at the hand so of gunman Omar Mateen, a US-born Islamic extremist.

The 16-minute film – available to watch now on BBC iPlayer – sees Dooley attends vigils and funerals to see how the LGBT community and America at large is responding to the country’s worst mass shooting in modern US history, and to explore the level of hate and prejudice LGBT continue to face.

The 29-year-old presenter hears from gay Muslim mentor find out how they reconcile their faith and culture with their sexuality, and witnesses first-hand the funeral pickets organised by the anti-gay, Christian fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church.

Stacey Dooley: Hate and Pride in Orlando

is available to stream on iPlayer now.

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