Brief Reflections On The Shooting At Pulse Nightclub


It happens every time there is a mass shooting. We sit and watch the television in hopes that the death toll will not continue to rise. Details about the perpetrator and possible motives start to fill social media. Everyone is desperate to know the real answer. Why would someone commit an act so violent, evil and hateful? It was hard to keep my emotions in check when other gay people have said they no longer feel safe at bars, nightclubs, and events that are supposed to be safe places.

I cannot form words regarding today’s events. So, I am going to leave you with a song by somebody who I truly admire. Steve Grand’s “We Are The Night” reminds us that “it’s our time” and “we will rise.” There are plenty of things regarding today’s events that are bound to make us burst out in anger and sadness. Despite that, we must do everything in our power to push for the chance we want to see. Because we just want to be free!

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2 thoughts on “Brief Reflections On The Shooting At Pulse Nightclub

  1. Thinking of you. I do hope to see the day when “haters” are marginalized–not their victims. It is good to see the support of the community.

  2. The tragedy of the deaths in Orlando ripples through families, friends, and those of us who care. May the survivors and the families of the victims be surrounded by true love and caring.

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