Your sexual orientation doesn’t matter. Neither does your race. Also irrelevant are your religion, gender, and political beliefs. No matter who you are and what you believe in, there is no excuse for violence.
As stated by Hamilton‘s Lin Manuel-Miranda: “[…] Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love / cannot be killed or swept aside.”
Prejudice and hate are not the answers.
If we treat others with kindness — if we practice understanding and connect with others, if we appreciate our differences instead of targeting them — we can create positive change, and that lasts much longer than a sad Tweet, a blog post, or a solidarity filter on your Facebook profile picture.
That sort of change lasts forever.
Though I’ve been hiatus for a month, I hope to return to a normal posting schedule next week. Stay tuned!