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Proud

by Josh Johnson

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Hey, hi, hello. This space has been pretty quiet since last week, typically I wouldn’t acknowledge that cause we all deserve some time off here and there, but in the spirit of being transparent I’ll say that the events in Orlando hit home more than I imagined they would. 

Because of that I decided to take the majority of last week off to work through my own feelings on what transpired.

To allow myself time to mourn, time to be mad, time to scream as loudly as I wanted on Facebook, time to sit at home alone and cry on my couch, time to celebrate Pride with my friends, time to remind myself that we’re not in this alone, and most of all, time to promise myself that I’d do all that I could to make this world safer for those to come. 

Thanks to each and every one of you that sent love and light to the LGBTQ community over the past week. The more time I’ve taken to reflect on what transpired I’m saddened that it had to happen, but I know more than ever that because of the attack on our community things will change. 

If we’ve learned anything over the last 70 years it’s that the LBGTQ community is loud, proud, and determined to make positive changes for people from all walks of life, and because of the cowardly acts that happened in Orlando our community will be the one to affect change because as Anderson Cooper said last week, “As gay people, we share strands of a common bond. If this killer hoped to set us backwards, to make us live in fear, I think he’s made a sickening mistake.”

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  • Mara Bowen

    Right on Josh! Love to you…

    Mara