In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando I have a few words. To the members of the LGBTQI community, those who are my friends and family and those who barely know and those who I do not know. Please know that you are loved. There are people who are saying and doing terrible things, but they do not speak for all of us.
YOU ARE LOVED. YOU ARE WANTED. YOU ARE SUPPORTED.
Do not use this tragedy to hide yourself. Do not let these mean people take away your light. I and many others are here for you and we will stand and fight for you. We love you. We do not want you to crawl back into closets or worse options. We want you to be full of pride. We want you to be full of life. We want you to have the chance to live an authentic life.
YOU ARE LOVED. KNOW that if you know nothing else today.
Here is the official UUA Statement from our President Rev. Peter Morales https://www.uua.org/pressroom/press-releases/orlando-mass-shooting-uua-president-offers-prayers-victims-community
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