This blog by “J”, the one I was talking about in the previous post, is too moving, true and beautiful, I have to share it!
R.I.P. victims of Orlando! Love Is Love!
I am openly trembling with rage. I am openly scared. This is refreshing. Normally, I swallow these feelings. But for the first time in an age, something overtly homophobic has happened.
A homophobe opened fire on a group of LGBT* people and allies in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, USA. A safe space where people from all walks of life can talk, dance, hold and love whomsoever they choose.
‘This was an attack on our Western Freedoms’ is something that keeps being said. Yes, it was. Everyone who enjoys Western Freedoms, like going to see live music and drinking beer at the Bataclan, or enjoying competitive sport with women and children sharing the stadium at the Stade de France, should feel violated when these freedoms are attacked.
But this was a particularly acute attack on the LGBT* community. It was a gay club. Not a club where gays sometimes…
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