Suaine's latest update for Jump the Gun

Jun 12, 2016

It’s been a little over a day since the massacre in Orlando and I still can’t stop crying. I’m devastated and furious. I didn’t know anyone in the Orlando LGBT scene personally, but make no mistake, they were all my brothers, sisters, siblings.

Here’s what you can do today to help.

I will need some time, today, tomorrow - I don’t know how long it will take for the shock to settle. This is why I write. This is why our voices need to be heard, why we need to be seen as more than just "those gay people". Because a man so disgusted by two men kissing will walk into our sanctuaries and gun us down.

If anyone needs to talk, I’ll be working today, pretending everything is fine, because I’m not out at work - but I’ll check back when I can and should be available for anyone who needs it.