Angel's here this week trying to put some things in one space...
In the tsunami wake of the Pulse shooting, the queer community has been both drawn together and had holes torn in it. There's anger, terrible grief and fear, and sometimes being confronted with these things causes people to react in ways that are hurtful and harmful. "Love wins" and rainbow lights are great, but not if the horrible emotions that members of the queer community are feeling right now get minimized or trivialized, not if people say #nofear and #lovewins and do nothing.
What can we and our straight allies do in the wake of tragedy and horror? We can pull together, recognize each other, and do some or all of the following: