I went to three separate vigils this past week.

Those are three too many.

I keep thinking about how it could have been our Pride that was attacked. My friends hurt or dead. How another gunman was stopped on his way to an L.A. Pride. How two drag queens that work at our burlesque venue were at Pulse. I still don’t know if they got out.

It’s 2016. We’re supposed to have flying cars by now, but we’re still hung up on skin color and sexuality. How are we still breeding this hatered for ourselves?

Give love. Spread understanding. Educate when you can. Don’t stand by when others say or do anything hurtful to others. We need to change the way we think and act toward each other. It starts with us.