“I remember details,” said West, a 37-year-old Navy veteran.
“I never forget a face.” Later that night, Mateen would kill 49 people inside the gay nightclub in Orlando in the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
Kevin West said he was in the parking lot at the Pulse nightclub at around 1am Sunday morning when he recognised Omar Mateen walking in.
The men had met more than a year ago when Mateen reached out to West on Jack’d, a dating app for men.
A more recent study suggests it’s still around 30%.
Similar epidemics have also been discovered in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya and other Thai cities, albeit at a slightly lower level.
Notice how many gays, lady boys, toms, lesbians there are in Thailand?
Have you also noticed how many straight heterosexual guys there are that come to Thailand and end up sleeping with men?
You just have to dive in and hope the waters aren’t too rough.
Earlier I mentioned how in the west we'd beet up gay kids and even if you didn't do it yourself you know other people who did.
Damn must be hard on them they probably should have lived in Thailand because at Thai schools you don't get ridiculed as much as you do in the west and certainly you don't have to look over your shoulder that some dude is gonna crack you on the skull because of your own sexuality.
Mateen’s apparent presence on gay dating apps and his previous visits to Pulse, according to West and another witness, added another dimension to the portrait emerging Monday of the man behind the violent rampage.
Cord Cedeno said he had also seen Mateen inside Pulse before, standing at the bar with a drink.
Thailand isn't the only country like this either amazingly China has the same culture of Gay and lesbians as Thailand does in fact it's probably even more open then it is here.