Grief Has A Voice — And It’s Crying Out For Unity

Jun 2016

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans (and their allies) have been mourning, attempting to heal, and wondering what this means for the future.

2015 True Fellow Bentley Burdick spoke with people from across the country to see how they were processing the tragedy and demonstrate that folks need not feel alone in their grief. You can read their statements in Ben’s new blog post on The Huffington Post:

The following is a collection of responses I’ve generated over the past week. With this post I’m hoping to show that this massacre has impacted everyone, whether they’re in the LGBTQ community or not, and that no one is alone in dealing with the grief, trauma, and sadness that overwhelm so many of us these days. My partner and I are afraid every day, now — though we have always been afraid the shift of it in the air is harsher, more noticeable, more real, but while we fear we love all the more fiercely for it because that’s what the world needs right now. Love, not fear. Here are what others have been feeling, thinking, and hoping for…

Read the full article here.