I wish we lived in a world where bad things didn’t happen. Where people didn’t kill one another, with words, actions, or weapons. A society where the good of all was more important than the rights of a few. Heaven on Earth? No. Humanity on Earth.

I wish it didn’t take such a tragedy as what occurred in Orlando for people to realize that, no matter a person’s sexual orientation, we are all people. We all love, hurt, and, sadly, have come to learn, bleed, the same.

Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, partners, friends and extended family are all in mourning. And I am too.