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The Daily Beast article which focuses on who these people were that lost their lives to this heinous act, says it all. Not statistics but human beings who were having fun and enjoying the lighter side of life. Yes, I agree that there have been a history of horrendous loss of life in America due to hate and xenophobia. As an African-American, I know of towns and lives that were destroyed where black people lived and prospered because of hate and envy. But at this moment of time, we must remember and use this most recent heinous act to talk about love and understanding differences with celebration instead of annihilation. The latter has been promoted by right wing clergy, many people of faith and homophobes.
"WELCOME TO THE CENTER"
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
This page was designed to provide information, support, resources and services for this diverse community under the banner of LGBT. These are revolutionary and reactionary times. The pundits, advocates, homophobic populace and religious community's denunciation as well as compassionate acceptance lend to the conundrum "don't ask....don't tell" for many of our citizens. There is a trend to berate them with a militant stance towards those who've been unable to make that move!. Many of us have family members who are gay and we must be advocates for them and others who stand tall as well as those who choose to remain seated for now. The articles and links on this page will be supportive, informative and inclusive of all.
Excerpt: 'The campaign offers a counter-narrative to the prevalent idea that the African-American community is generally homophobic. Celebrities, writers, and advocates will share photos and video blogs about the supportive and caring relationships that have transcended sexual orientation or gender identity'.
|Zella Ziona, 21 years old|
It was reported on NewsOne site, that Zella was the 22nd Transgender Woman killed this year. She resided in Gaithersburg, Md.
|Photo Credit/Article: Kulture Kritic |
SUPREME COURT LANDMARK DECISION
"All Love is Equal"
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