The background story behind Omar Mateen, the Pulse nightclub shooter, just gets stranger and stranger. A man, who prefers to be called “Miguel,” has stepped forward and claimsed that he was Mateen’s gay lover. They met on Grindr and were ‘friends with benefits’, meeting 20 times in various hotels in Florida.
The Puerto Rican man believes that Mateen’s massacre of the nightclub was an attempt of revenge after finding out that a man he had a threesome with was HIV positive. Put that on top of being a confused gay man and a heavy drinker, it is a recipe for a mental breakdown.
Miguel says that even though Mateen’s test results for HIV were negative, Mateen still had the fear of thinking not enough time had passed to not have an accurate result. It seems that so much has built up inside him to the point where he had to blame someone for what had happened to him
“The thing that makes me want to tell the truth is that he didn’t do it for terrorism, in my opinion, he did it for revenge,” says Miguel.