At this point, I feel like the things we’re saying about Orlando have been said a thousand times before: homophobia, Islamophobia, hatred, love, acceptance, America, sorrow.
But of course, we can’t stop saying those things just because they’ve already been said. We can’t stop acknowledging these tragic events when they happen — and of course, they’ll continue to happen, perhaps even more so now, as the LGBT movement makes greater gains around the globe. We’ll see pushback, backlash, and some of it will be bloody.
I may say those things myself at some point. But today, I’m not feeling especially articulate. So here’s someone else saying them, someone smarter than I, with better hair, and with an adorable British accent: