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It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since a man with hatred in his heart, entered the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, and killed 49 people while wounding 53 others who were there to have a good time in a safe environment. In order to move forward we should never forget this atrocity. If one thing this past year has taught us it’s that there is still plenty of bigotry against LGBTs, and other minorities, and honestly, I personally don’t know how to change that. For some reason it seems to be part of our genetic makeup. I don’t want to focus on doom and gloom today though. This should be a day of remembrance and reflection. It should be a day of reaching out with compassion and kindness, whether it’s toward someone you know, or a stranger. It should be a day where we all think upon what we can do to prevent tragedies like this from happening in the future.

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Ben Johansen ~ http://www.orlandoribbonproject.com

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This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another.

~ Ellen Page ~

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We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.

~ George Takei ~

 

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