The LGBTQ community won’t be ok for a while, and that’s ok.

  
Please be patient and supportive of your LGBTQ loved ones right now. Many of us are angry, sad, scared, numb, frustrated, and/or grieving. We will each be processing our feelings about the attack in different ways. Some of us may not be ok for a while. Some will never be ok again. We may be less trusting and more angry for a while, and understandably so. 
Going forward, many of us will be fighting even harder for society to treat us with dignity. We may be asking our loved ones to get off the fence of neutrality and start standing up for us. We will be asking others to hear our stories, and to treat us with compassion and dignity. We will challenge homophobia even more because it is literally killing us. 
We need to stand together and not let this horrible act turn us against each other. We can’t change what happened, but we can choose how we respond to it.

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2 thoughts on “The LGBTQ community won’t be ok for a while, and that’s ok.

  1. Excellent. This is the best post I’ve read since the incident for the simple reason of acknowledging that everyone has to process it. That is the real, next step. So many posts are how to get past, what to do next, how to think bla bla bla… No, it is about processing it together in all our different ways and yes patience for honest emotions that are raw. Very Nice!

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