I can't get over what's happened.
When is the violence going to end?
Pride is meant to be a celebration.
Pride is meant to uplift a community.
Pride is meant to say down with discrimination, segregation, hate, ugliness.
Pride is meant to say, we are people too.
We are people, just like you.
Pride is a safe place for a community that today, even in 2016,
Does not always feel safe.
Pride is a place for this community to feel free,
To be happy, to feel love, to be themselves entirely.
The one place where the hate cannot touch them,
But it did.