I’m trying to blog but I’m also in severe worry. I just learned that the long-term romantic partner of one of TBBOTP’s bartenders was in Orlando last night. He has not been heard from this morning. (The first weekend of June is “gay day” in Orlando / Disney and so there have been a disproportionate number of LGBTQ people in Florida the last week or so.) I can’t say anything about this in RL so I’m saying it here.
I don’t know how the United States can let this keep happening. I figured when nothing changed after Sandy Hook it was hopeless, but I also don’t know how I can stop crying and just “go on” when this happens. The victims were LGBTQ and the shooter was of Afghan descent and apparently a religious radical. That means that everyone in the establishment will just write this off. Just another mass shooting.
I can’t believe we are really this helpless.