Words better than mine.

LGBT Poet Stunned A Packed Room With Her Thoughts On Orlando Shooting

Let us rally against the powers that push against freedom. Let us rage, but let us also lobby for change in these gun laws and in discrimination laws.

Let us fight for more spaces where all our bodies can be safe. Let us push against unjust laws that seek to turn back the hands of time.

grieving with my queer family

I am grieving. I am angry. And I am scared. So I’m going go grab a beer at my local gay bar. I will take comfort in my queer community, and we will start to heal together.

Because in the end, love WILL win.

Mass Murder at the Gay Bar: When a Refuge Becomes the Target

And I’ve got a few personal questions I’ll never hear the answers to, but that didn’t stop them from keeping me up last night: How many victims this weekend were just outed to their families from their hospital beds? How many of them prayed their mom would come to visit, or their dad? Those are the victims I’m praying hardest for today.


  1. Elizabeth

    Well spoken words. I have tried to wrap my head around this tragedy, but I can’t. I can’t understand how a person could do this, and I am angry that he was allowed to by an inept system of gun governance.

    Little for me to do but vote.

    1. Mariah Avix

      My head refuses to wrap. I feel very powerless. I know a lot about all of this but I don’t know what to do with it. Vote yes. Speak up when I feel it is my place. I still don’t know what to do. How to make a difference. How to change things. Vote. Speak. Listen.


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