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#Orlando A Year Later: In Memory of Shane Tomlison

After the tragedy in Orlando exactly one year ago, I’ve attempted to remember at least some of the people who died there individually via my blog in order to humanize the tragedy. Shane was in his early thirties, and was … Continue reading

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In Memory of Eddie Justice: Celebrating Friendship

Eddie Justice was one of the Pulse victims who died, and although he can’t speak about his experience, his friend Demetrice who survived the attack was interviewed by CBS and gave an intimate portrayal of what it’s like to suddenly … Continue reading

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Today I would like to honor the memory of another one of the Pulse victims. 24-year-old Jonathan Camuy worked for Telemundo, a Spanish-language channel, where he worked in La Voz Kids, and was known by many celebrities. In all his … Continue reading

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In Memory of A Mother Lioness

Last year for Pride, I was in San Francisco when they announced that gay marriage was the law of the land and it was the most magical Pride I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying. I woke up the next … Continue reading

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Anger, Frank Criticism, and the Orlando Attack

I have been browsing the teachings of our tradition to see what they may have to say about the Orlando attack. Principal Doctrine 39, among other things, recognizes that we can not be everyone’s friend, and that there are people that … Continue reading

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