One Year After the Orlando Nightclub Shooting, Solidarity Continues Its Struggle Against the Forces of Division

On the morning of June 12, 2016, I awoke to the horrifying, devastating news that there had been a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The scope of the tragedy was not yet clear at that point, but I already had feelings of dreadful sadness wash over me. I remember sobbing as I told my own partner what had happened at Pulse.

Forty-nine lives, overwhelmingly young and Latinx, were lost in the attack — the deadliest against the LGBTQ community in U.S. history.

As has so often been the case in the history of our country, tragedies like this show us the very worst of humanity, but they also bring out the best. The outpouring of compassion in the hours, days, and weeks following this attack infused a degree of hope into the most hopeless of situations. Within hours of the incident, attacks on Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities began from anti-Muslim rhetoric to incidents of harassment and violence.

But the LGBTQ community would not let their tragedy beget more tragedy. In the midst of their own trauma and mourning, the LGBTQ community made clear that they would not stand silent while Muslims were attacked. And standing side-by-side with the LGBTQ community were Muslim communities, holding fundraisers for the victims and their families, donating blood, and offering statements of unity and solidarity. For many, this was the first show of support between these communities, while for others, including LGBTQ Muslims, it was much-needed love and solidarity in a moment of heartbreak.

Those who perpetuate attacks of violent hate do so with the goal of sowing division and turning us against each other. Time and time again, we see them fail. As President Barack Obama reminded the nation just hours after the attack:

So this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation — is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans.

Over the past year, we have seen, sadly, still more violence perpetuated against individuals because of who they are, whom they love, or how they worship. In each case, we have seen communities come together and stand in solidarity to make clear that hateful violence does not represent us. We are better than that. We have each other’s backs and will not be divided.

On this one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Pulse, that is the lesson that we should all seek to emulate.

The 49 people whose lives were lost in the attack at Pulse are:

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr. (34 years old)
  • Stanley Almodovar III (23 years old)
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo (20 years old)
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero (22 years old)
  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera (36 years old)
  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz (22 years old)
  • Luis S. Vielma (22 years old)
  • Kimberly Morris (37 years old)
  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice (30 years old)
  • Darryl Roman Burt II (29 years old)
  • Deonka Deidra Drayton (32 years old)
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez (21 years old)
  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla (25 years old)
  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez (35 years old)
  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez (50 years old)
  • Amanda Alvear (25 years old)
  • Martin Benitez Torres (33 years old)
  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon (37 years old)
  • Mercedez Marisol Flores (26 years old)
  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado (35 years old)
  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez (25 years old)
  • Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez (31 years old)
  • Oscar A. Aracena-Montero (26 years old)
  • Enrique L. Rios Jr. (25 years old)
  • Miguel Angel Honorato (30 years old)
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes (40 years old)
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua (32 years old)
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat (19 years old)
  • Cory James Connell (21 years old)
  • Luis Daniel Conde (39 years old)
  • Shane Evan Tomlinson (33 years old)
  • Juan Chevez-Martinez (25 years old)
  • Jerald Arthur Wright (31 years old)
  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez (25years old)
  • Tevin Eugene Crosby (25 years old)
  • Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega (24 years old)
  • Jean C. Nives Rodriguez(27 years old)
  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala (33 years old)
  • Brenda Lee Marquez McCool (49 years old)
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan (24 years old)
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen (32 years old)
  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro (28 years old)
  • Frank Hernandez (27 years old)
  • Paul Terrell Henry (41 years old)
  • Antonio Davon Brown (29 years old)
  • Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz (24 years old)
  • Akyra Monet Murray (18 years old)
  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez (25 years old)
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Anonymous

I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Orlando victims thought it’s OK to push H.B. Milk day in schools & I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Orlando victims were apologists for gay/lesbian pedophilia. While most gays & lesbians are not pedophiles, gays & lesbians are more likely to support pedophilia when it’s gay/lesbian as gay groups or their friends such as Shepard Foundation’s JC Marsden, Judy L. Shepard, Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Edwards Hunt, etc. support gay pedophile Methew Wayne Shepard. It’s no surprise that Shepard Foundation’s JC Marsden & Judy L. Shepard also supports gay pedophile H.B. Milk incl. pushing Harvey B. Milk day on schoolkids. No, not all gays & lesbians support pedophilia but honestly, gays & lesbians are more likely to tolerate pedophilia when it’s gay/lesbian. Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt abuses her 2 children so Big Island Chronicle Tiffany Camille Hunt thinks child abuse is OK.

I’m not shocked that gays & lesbians would be more likely to support indecent exposure & pedophilia when it’s gay/lesbian incl. make excuses for gays who have sex in bathrooms. Again, gays who have sex in public restrooms are also more likely to be drug junkies & gay pedophiles. If a homosexual is harassing others in public restrooms, then chances are that the homosexual could be high on drugs like meth. Lesbians have also harassed others in bathrooms.

See how lesbian Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt sexually abused a 14 year old girl in a public restroom, homosexual groups exploited kids to rally for a lesbian who had sex with a 14 year old girl in a public bathroom and people harassed the victim’s parents for calling the cops. She had no business having sex with a minor and she had no right to do indecency in a public bathroom. If an adult wants to do homosexual or lesbian conduct with other knowing and consenting adults in their own home or apartment and not harass others about it, then it’s their life, though it’s harmful behavior.

The parents did the right thing calling the police to report this sex abuse and for people to condemn and harass the parents for doing this is wrong. She again had no right to be having sex with a minor and she had no right doing it in a bathroom. For homsexual groups to get children to rally for Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt after she sexually abused this minor girl is wrong-exploiting children for causes.

Daily Kos and Huffington Post are apologists for gays & lesbians who commit sex abuse It‘s no surprise that Judy Shepard, corrupt ex cop Greg Joseph Miraglia, Laramie Project and Big Island Chronicle‘s Tiffany Camille Edwards Hunt see nothing wrong with Florida lesbian Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt committing sex abuse on a 14 year old girl in a public bathroom & are against this lesbian going to jail for what she did to this teenage girl.

Gay/lesbian groups are predictable and side with gays or in this case a lesbian no matter what wrong the lesbian does. Though most gays don’t have bathroom encounters, gay groups think it’s OK for gays& lesbians to have sex in public bathrooms & are against cops arresting gays who do these things. What’s sad are the kids who are rallying for Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt sexually abusing a 14 year old girl and again Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt admitted to having sex with an underage girl in a public bathroom.

14 year old girl is the victim here because as Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt’s the adult, Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt has no right to be having sex with a 14 year old girl. It’s evil to use kids to rally behind a person who again has sex with an underage girl in a public restroom because again, the bathroom isn’t the place for having sex-when people can’t see anything wrong with this indecent exposure, then there’s something wrong with the people. Most likely, adults urged kids to rally for Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt & that is wrong-using children for propaganda. & harassing the victim’s parents because they reported this crime is wrong.

Anonymous

I don't care about the gay/lesbian marriage topic which law allows and admit information war by my side was lost on homosexuality, when topic mainly became about the boring gay marriage topic and only once in a while about homosexuality's risks. Truth about homosexuality's dangers don't change and truth must be told though information war is lost. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health like tobacco & needs to be treated like tobacco use by adults. If willing & knowing adults want to use tobacco or do gay/lesbian conduct, then that's their life, but it must be treated as harmful like tobacco is. I know what APA, mainstream psychologists & psychiatrists say about gay/lesbian conduct, but they are ideologues. I think that they must make it a crime to do sex changes.

I have thought about this & don't think any1 can rebut conclusion that childhood sex abuse victims of gay/lesbian pedophiles have more risk of turning out gay/lesbian by copying the conduct they learned because think you know that conduct incl. sexual conduct can be learned. Think you know it is possible for people who are victims of same sex molestation (such as victims of gay pedophile priests) to copy this sexual conduct and do gay conduct in adulthood incl. turn out to be gay pedophiles.

While I don't think homosexuality by willing & knowing adults should be a crime in the US (though I wouldn't lose sleep if homosexuality were a crime), if a nation like Uganda wants to reinforce their laws against homosexuality, then we have no business lecturing Uganda on their laws against homosexuality-a nation where we have no interest. I don’t care that the American Medical Association says that homosexuality isn’t a disease-go ahead & cure it. Even if orientation doesn’t change, it’s best for gays/lesbians to be celibate just as it’s best for a person with tobacco orientation not to smoke. I think that they must make it a crime to do sex changes. I'm a nonreligious person who sees something wrong with homosexual & lesbian conduct & I think that they must make it a crime to do sex changes.

Anonymous

Using animals as a guide to how people should behave is a bad idea. Cannibalism is also found among animals so natural argument is poor. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health as smoking is and needs to be marginalized like smoking is. With homosexuality, knowing and willing adults want to do gay/lesbian conduct but not tell others what to think, then it’s their life, their choice. But gay/lesbian conduct must be marginalized like smoking. They must abolish sex change maimings.

Never have I heard straights blame childhood sex abuse for reasons a man has sex with a woman and fathers children with her. Yet sometimes have heard gays and lesbians say childhood sex abuse is reason they do same sex behaviors.Those denying link between childhood sex abuse and adult gay/lesbian behaviors are usually gay, lesbian or a sympathizer. Sex abuse in youth can cause people to behave in ways. It’s not controversial to talk of nightmares, suicides, bed wetting often a result of sex abuse in youth.

Yet when 1 talks gay/lesbian behaviors in adulthood because they learned this sexual behavior by being repeatedly molested, then gays with politically safe psychologists complain. The politically correct psychologists who deny this know it’s possible for a boy to turn out gay as a result of childhood sex abuse, yet deny what they know is true. Of course, not all who are sexually abused in youth become gay in adulthood-but the risk is higher. Only those who are dishonest or deluded deny it. While they have not conclusively proven same sex behaviors are genes-if that is true, it would be same as alcoholic gene. There are people who become alcoholics because they learn becoming drunkards by seeing this, emulating and getting addicted. Then some people are alcoholics because they have alcoholic gene.

Anonymous

Gay & lesbian conduct causes Gay Bowel Syndrome, bacterial vaginosis & gay men more likely to wear diapers as their sex lives make them incontinent. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health and people who do homosexual/lesbian sexual conduct should pay more for medical insurance just as smokers, obese, etc. pay more for medical insurance due to dangers-homosexual/lesbian sexual conduct is useless, linked to Venereal Diseases (VD) and does not result in procreation. With gay/lesbian conduct by adults, it’s best to find a cure for homosexual/lesbian conduct just as it’s best to find cure for tobacco use. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health & that doesn't procreate. Gays dirty sex acts make them incontinent with gay bowel syndrome-gays & lesbians often shit in diapers.

Anonymous

I want to go into women’s bathrooms if there are pretty women in there & if a pretty woman wants to use men’s bathrooms, then that is fine with me. I want a pretty woman to go into men’s bathrooms but I wouldn’t want uglies like Ellen Lee DeGeneres and Rosie T. O’Donnell shitting in any bathroom as they’re ugly so Ellen & Rosie can shit in diapers. Ellen Lee DeGeneres & Rosie T. O’Donnell both probably like to have farting & shitting contests in bathrooms, so Ellen & Rosie both want to do battleshits contest in men’s bathrooms since women’s toilets got dirtied by them.

Eli Samuel Goldman

I think we should all continue to join in solidaryfor the People kill. Let us not continue to feed the hate and division inflamed by the Trump campaign, buy instead let us stand in unity against those who extend hate to others. -- Regarding the ignorant statement of the hateful poster calling the gay and lesbian community paedophiles; studies show that the incidence of pedophilia among those of the gay and lesbian community is extremely low in contrast to hetrosexuals. Most same sex rape committed is done by heterosexuals as s hate crime and not out of any physical attraction.The reported cases of pedophilia among a comparatively miniscule percentage of preists has offered no indication that they where homosexual. Sadly the incidence of phedophilia perpetrated by adults in a position of trust and authority of any professional or group is higher than average regardless of religion, sect and faith or race. Studies indicate those prone to paedophilia tend to seek out positions of trust. The reason preists and others in positions of authority/respect/trust stand out in the media is because so many of us are schocked that such a well respected figure could commit such a heinous act. And often the few reported cases spurr outrage because whether religious figure, teacher, law enforcement, politician or otherwise...it seems many get an extremely light sentence or no punishment due to their influence. There is no higher incidence of paedophilia among Cathloic Preists than other sects of Christianity and most pedophiles are heterosexual. We, however, have very high expectations of those in such positions of trust and thus those who are known to have committed such wrongs stand out. As to being drug dealers, there are drug dealers from every income range, group, religion, race and walk of life. Those, again in positions of power, affluence, or authority as well tend not to suffer the same scrutiny or level and manner of consequences for their actions as others in society, especially those from impoverished segments of society. In other words, those who have more power and authity tend either not to be caught/reported/punished, or have a comparatively lesser punishment in contact to those with less power in society. --- On a last note, the *anonymous* poster who published such misinformation and hate does not even have the courage to post his/her name. ---- On a side note: I have an issue with anyone in a position of trust or authority who harms others abusing that authority. Donald J Trump is a perfect example of someone in a position of power, trust, and authority who continually spent his lifetime committing serial-wrongs and abusing the public trust, then using money, connections and power to avoid consequences.

Eli Samuel Goldman

Since this post is addressing murders related to Donald Trump's influence, I would like to add to the topic. The reason I add more to the topics here is because The Show to hide actual crimes orchestrated to bring realism maked it impossible for me to tell the truth and get any form of legal justice without my words being edited or being made to look like it's *acting* or a political statement. At least if I put it in writing MAYBE there is the tiniest chance one day justice will be done, rather than our countries most major crimes committed and made to look like coincidence, or realistic acting for a show. ...To start with those running the show made my real life fears happen (based on my words) in real life. Then covered it up under the guise of acting and entertainment. This includes the premeditated murder of my parents. Over time as I started to realize I was on a show I started having things trigger memories of years past and started figuring out the details. As I figured out the details they started undermining my attempts to let the world know by any means possible. This includes making things I say seem like I'm talking about other issues ( which as all people, I do that as well, but this does not negative or invalidate the crimes committed by those running the show in on. They also violated my civil rights in every way possible to discredit me, mign me, pit people against me and anything else they can do to avoid prison sentences. But when I say I want justice, let me be absolutely clear, I want justice not only for others in this--my country--but for myself and family too most of all. I'm am not acting, nor am I an actor. Orchestrating people to commit very real crimes is not an innovation in entertainment; it is a string of felonies done by rich people in front of the world under the understanding that (much as I once did) noone believes reality TV is real. -- So I will attempt to give some background and details so people realize hundreds of actual crimes have been committed in real life on the show right before the eyes of the world, then made to seem like media stunts! I will even tell you some background behind it now that in the last three years I know with certainty I'm on a show and have figured out/remember more and more. (On a side note, I don't care about winning whatever it is I'm supposed to be winning on this show. I want a full FBI and CIA as well as independent investigation completely seperate from anyone loyal to Trump or his people. If the law enforcement agencies had any comptence at all, Trump and many others would already be in prison long before the election and so many things would have never happened (to be continued)

Eli Samuel Goldman

Please keep in mind that for years I didn't even know I was on a show, so if NY written testimony seems disjointed it's because I'm operating from memory and had to piece together what was happening while those responsible used any method possible to discredit me, undermine my attempts to gather information, misinform the public, make my words/events seem like something they aren't, criminalize me, pit anyone they can againt me, silence me, and even create circumstance that would likely lead to my demise. ...Just to reiterate a point: as I once did, people tend to disbelieve anything they see in a show. So too, they tend to do or go along with anything they are told to do for a show under the belief that "it's not real, but only media." Consequently the People behind the show were able to get people to believe things that are completely untrue and react accordingly, or commit very real-life crimes/atrocities under the belief they are taking part in a reality show. Now some background details: My best *guess* is what became the show started with my dearly departeds (Cynthia Cruz) desire to be in media, combined with my background in music/writing, and her (romantic desire) wanting me to join her in everything she does. She took me on a series of auditions for various shows set in Las Vegas (e.g. Vas o No Vas-- the spanish-speaker version of Deal or No Deal). She made online profiles with various acting and media organizations (I did not), she was offered parts in several independent films (but didn't accept due to the time/travel commitment as well as the responsibility of our children. And, as is known, she got *roles* on things like the rigged game show starring/opposite host Donald Trump, AOL Goldrush, a T Mobile Blackberry Pearl Commercial (and more...for which she was never paid). Somewhere along the line I'm assuming I caught the attention of Donald J. Trump, and I'm guessing he had me investigated. Cynth and I were very close, and she told me the details of things she would not normally not tell anyone, as is true with many couples. (I'm guessing based on the nature of the things she told me and subsequent events that) employ that no one in the public was intended to ever know were among these things, and that someone in Trump's circle informed him or someone in his family/employ (to be continued)

Eli Samuel Goldman

[I apologize for numerous typos, grammatical error, auto-typed-wrong-words..I'm "cell-phone-challenged."]. Over the course of the time (years), ever since Cynth got involved with AOL Goldrush a never ending stream of bizarre incidences/circumstances started happening. My belief, (given the nature of these events and increasing subsequent events) was that they were meant to criminalize me or implicate me in things too. (People with skeletons in their closet tend not to inform on others) Over the years (often on a daily basis) fears I've spoken aloud, statements I've made, and random thoughts came true as if by magic. I now realize this is tied to random strangers (women) I *happened to meet* online (due to loneliness) and conversations they had with me on the phone, in chat and sometimes in-person. In fact, these incidence are so remarkably closely akin these conversations as to be impossible to be coincidental. --Some of these chats were " getting to know you" stuff, some just being silly, jokes or role playing, some serious, some stories about my life, et-c (the gamut of conversation types). I believe they got the idea to do the show based on these conversations, and crossed the line into reality so far that they actually crossed over the line into actual crimes and had to cover their action's, and I think this is when the conversations I refer to as "the hypothetical contract" happened. It's my belief it was an attempt to implicate me in their cover-up, bribe me, advance Donald Trump's aspirations, manipulate me before I understood what was happening, and make a fortune in money all at the same time. --I need the public to understand that during this period in my life I was often near critically physically-ill due to Crohns Disease and related ailments, often ran high fevers, extremely dehydrated, commonly sleep deprived from excruciating physical pain, lived in a singlewide mobile home that often was over 110 degrees temperature even at night and afraid to spend any real time in the hospital for fear id loose everything I owned (i sold off my posessions to stay alive, no posessions, internet or home meant no way to stay alive) and end up deathly physically ill,homeless, AND posessionless. Plus I kept being scammed, and robbed. And many of these conversations seemed so unrealistic as to not be believable. What I refer to as the hypothetical contract (as example) I thought was a bizarre dream I had when I was sleep deprived from physical illness, was partly me "playing along" with the absurd, was when I was running a fever and the next day I thought I had dreamed the whole thing. (To be continued)

Eli Samuel Goldman

(The show directs people in any manner they can to keep me from communicating the details to the world in order to cover-up crimes--law enforcement, random people, anyone--this has left me homeless destitute, persecuted, stripped of my rights, coerced to stay on the move and follow/direct my movements, and now only able to communicate the details to the words on wife while distracted and surrounded by a world full of people in disbelief. So much needs to be told, but I'm forced to express it all in parts.)

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