Never, never did I imagine that a gay club in the United States would be targeted for a mass shooting. Not just a mass shooting but the largest mass shooting in history, 49 people dead and more than 50 wounded. We will never be the same LGBT community that we were before this mass murder. WE WILL OVERCOME AND WE WILL BE BETTER AND THE U.S.A. WILL BE BETTER.
I no longer go to gay clubs on a regular basis. I am married, 53 years old and my life is much different than it was in my 20's & 30's when I would go to the club every weekend (if not more) and party till the wee hours of the morning. My husband and I now frequent places like restaurants and theaters and a party to us is popcorn and a good movie at home!
I was also around when the AIDS epidemic appeared. I have been living with HIV for some 27 years and I have seen the struggle of my people and I have seen what good my people have done in this world because of AIDS. This world is better because of the AIDS crisis. Yes, I had many friends die but on the other hand, AIDS is no longer a terminal disease. My people and I have learned how to live, how to love and how to survive. I saw a comment the other day on Facebook saying something to the effect, "If you want to get something done go to the LGBT community, those queens get shit done!" and we do.
You've killed some of us and you have pissed off the wrong group. You better take your guns and hide because now that we have been attacked and killed we will longer sit around and whine about horrible gun legislation, we will get shit done! Guaranteed!!!