My heart is heavy today, hearing of the mass shooting in Orlando.
I’ve been at a loss for words – all I can think to say is this:
We must resist the pressure to fight one oppression with another. Islamophobia will not undo homo/trans/queerphobia. My heart goes out to queers, to Muslims, to queer Muslims, for whom feeling safe and finding places of refuge is a constant battle. We are in this together.
As a culture, we have created a climate where injustices and massacres like this occur. And as a culture, we will create a new way forward. We have to.
Our work is not done. Our work is never done.