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In Memory Of The Charleston, South Carolina Mass Church Shooting Victims By A Racist Terrorist!

Why do some people hate? Let’s educate our young that every life is important, love will make them better citizens and everyone deserves respect. Disrespect shown to others reduces our chance of respect. Love is all we need.
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A Nation That Has Never Let Love In

In a land that time has forgotten
 there lives a people of a much lighter hue.
 They rock back and forth on the porch
 and sip from a bottle of Mountain Dew.

But in this land that time has forgotten,
 there are others with a dark skin tone
 who simply try and go about their business.
And they just want to be left the hell alone.

Though innocent of any wrong doing,
 since they never asked to be here,
 they worshipped the god of another
 who said believe and never know fear.

So, on a hot southern night in June
 in the old weeping willow tree,
 the birds became quiet as the grave
 and no hum could be heard from a bee.

Hate slithered right up to the door
 of a church and was welcomed inside,
 where there was prayer and love…

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My Pride Is Bulletproof: A Queer Puerto Rican on Life After Orlando

Queer? No, freaks? Yes, but so am I. LGBT deserves a place alongside everyone else. Without us freaks and aliens life and the human race would be boring.
As always, please visit the original post to leave comments and read the whole post, let’s undo the hate and fill our lives with love.

Repeating Islands

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 11.31.25 PM.pngShooting at Pulse nightclub was an act of terror meant to keep LGBT people in the shadows, Eliel Cruz writes for Rolling Stone.

It could have been me. I could have had my body riddled with bullets, my blood spilled, clothes drenched, crawling for my life on the dance floor of a gay bar.

I had just returned from a Brooklyn gay bar, my queer friends and I dancing with drag queens to celebrate Brooklyn Pride, when I opened Twitter and saw that another shooting was taking place. As I sat on my bed refreshing my timeline trying to find facts it quickly became clear the victims of America’s latest mass violence were Latinx – a gender neutral term for the Latino community – queer individuals.

Forty-nine black and brown queer and allied bodies slain under disco lights by a gunman wielding an assault rifle. Bodies that were once…

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