To be quite honest, I had no intention of writing this post up until a few hours ago. I’m not going to say that I felt moved by an outside force, or that I felt compelled by the grace of God, or a similar cliché. I won’t deny that the thought of saying something has been picking at me for the past 24 hours or so.
As I’m sure much of the world is well aware a man entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL and opened fire, killing 50 and injuring 53, early Sunday morning. The shooting is statistically the deadliest in United States history.
The LGBTQ community has been hit hard, but has remained resilient, as social media and the Pride parades this weekend have demonstrated. While we are a country divided, and there is a need for reform to address the plague of mass shootings that has been too commonplace in America – I feel epidemic is too soft of a word – I want to highlight another perspective: [Read more…]