When i saw the faces of all those young men killed and wounded at Pulse i cried and cried and thought, each one could be one of my heroes. I say i write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. Each of those men seemed to me to be one of them. But oh how i wish i could have written a happy ending.
Please, please, if you’re American remember on election day to Vote Orlando. Do not stay home!! Do not throw up your hands and say, “What can be done?” What can be done is to throw the bums out — all those who say we can’t carry a half bottle of shampoo on a plane, but it’s okay to carry assault weapons on the street. Those who say Jesus said it and i believe it who haven’t the slightest idea what Jesus did and didn’t say.
We’re better than this. We’re not sheep who can be led around and forced to act against our own honor and self interest by demagogues. There’s no such thing as a “white” person or “pure” heterosexual or a religion that’s “right”. We need to think for ourselves. Stop dreaming of heaven while we create hell on earth. We’re all the heroes of our own stories. Let’s start writing our happy ever afters.