Today’s a day of remembrance here in Orlando over the Pulse mass shootings. There are several articles and tributes that are more articulate than anything I can say about it, like these ones below:
What I’m going to provide instead are some suggestions of how you can also remember the Orlando 49:
- Vote for political candidates who believe in common sense gun control across local, state, and national elections (who also have a chance of winning).
- Donate time and/or money to a local LGBTQIA organization. I donate somewhat regularly to the Zebra Coalition. This is an organization that provides support and resources to LGBTQIA youth (13-24). These are young people who are often at the most risk of being made homeless or subjected to violence by family members who disagree with who their children love.
- Keep fighting for what you believe in.