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We need to talk
If you haven’t heard, this past Sunday, 49 people were killed at a club in Orlando, Florida. Many others were injured. Do you know why those 49 people were murdered? Because they were at an LGBT bar called Pulse. This shooting marks the largest mass shooting in US history and it was a hate crime against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and every other non-straight or cisgender person. Also, the shooting occurred during Latin night at the club, so the crime has racial tones as well. It was a horrendous tragedy.
We cannot let their murders go unavenged. Forty-nine people died.
That is unacceptable.
The following is a poem I wrote after I found out about this tragedy. Below that is a list of links. The links are direct links to more information, action centers, and some videos. The most important thing to do in the wake of this tragedy is to mourn.
Then, we must make sure it never happens again. With discriminatory laws in many states and low gun regulation, we have a long way to go, but we can make it.
Enjoy my poem.
How do you even begin to honor the dead?
How do you honor a life cut short by useless violence?
I cannot understand.
I am too angry.
Too long have we been oppressed and attacked.
We must fight.
I will fight.
Because without equality,
There is nothing.
There will never be peace.
- Orlando Sentinel Information on the Victims
- Pulse Victims Fund
- Huffington Post How to Help article
- Hannah Hart’s Call to Action video (It’s really good and has links and more info on speaking out for more gun regulation.
- NY Times Article from Sunday with lots of info
Thank you for reading. Stay safe and please help out. Comment below if you want to talk. I am here for you, if you need me. We can mourn together.
With so much love,