Hello, my dear friends. It’s been over 24 hours since I woke up to the news of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and even though I’ve hardly read about or thought about anything else since then, I still don’t know what to say or how to talk about it. A lot of you are probably feeling the same way. Many gay and trans folks who were able to be with chosen family yesterday are back at their jobs today, surrounded by people who can’t understand what’s going on in our hearts right now, or — worse — using this hate crime to double down on racism, xenophobia, and gun mania. So, we thought it might be a good idea to get an open thread going, to create a safe space where we can process and begin to heal with each other’s help.
"You can take my life but you won't stop our voice," sign at Stonewall Vigil says. pic.twitter.com/WGtI5XfdSa
— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) June 12, 2016
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) June 13, 2016
Sydney pays tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting with a vigil at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst. pic.twitter.com/c36e2efqPA
— smh.com.au (@smh) June 13, 2016
— John Tory (@JohnTory) June 13, 2016
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 13, 2016
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 13, 2016
We love y’all very much. We will make it through this together, like we always have done, and always will do.