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  • 13th June 2011

    First photos of shot pro-gay congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords 16

    Gabrielle Giffords is said to be making a good recovery (Photo: P.K. Weis, SouthwestPhotoBank.com)

    4:26 PM — The first images have been released of US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head by a gunman in January. The politician, who has stood up for gay rights, was shown smiling in the images with no obvious sign of her injury, aside from her new short hairstyle.

  • 10th February 2011

    Shot pro-gay congresswoman begins speaking again 8

    Gabrielle Giffords has begun speaking again

    11:37 AM — Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman shot in the head last month, has begun speaking again. The pro-gay politician was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on a meeting in a shopping mall.

  • 13th January 2011

    Obama calls gay Giffords intern a ‘hero’ 18

    Daniel Hernandez declined the title of hero

    2:30 PM — The openly gay intern credited with saving the life of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been hailed a hero by President Obama. Daniel Hernandez Jr had only been working for the politician for five days when a gunman opened fire at a meeting.

  • 12th January 2011

    Arizona prevents anti-gay church picketing killed 9-year-old’s funeral 34

    Children from the church at another picket

    3:58 PM — The US state of Arizona has quickly pushed through legislation to ban the picketing of funerals. The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church had planned to picket the funeral of a nine-year-old girl to gain publicity but now says it will not disrupt the event in exchange for air time on radio stations.

  • Shot pro-gay congresswoman given ‘101%’ chance of survival 6

    Gabrielle Giffords is expected to survive

    11:28 AM — A pro-gay US congresswoman shot in the head by a gunman is expected to survive. Gabrielle Giffords, of Tucson, Arizona, was shot on Saturday as she held a meeting in a shopping centre.

  • 10th January 2011

    Pro-gay US congresswoman shot, six killed 29

    Gabrielle Giffords remains seriously ill

    5:30 PM — A pro-gay US congresswoman is in a critical condition and six people were killed after a gunman opened fire at her public meeting in Arizona. Gabrielle Giffords, of Tucson, remains gravely ill in hospital after being shot in the head at close range.

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