Love is love is love...

by Kristen DeLap


The recent act of terror in Orlando brings two important lessons into intense focus. One, that access to military-grade assault weapons is unnecessary and beyond dangerous; and two, that even in communities as diverse as Orlando, we must counter the intolerance and hate that exists. 

The first part of that is easy; it is a policy change. Or a more exact reading of the 2nd amendment, which does not actually allow unlimited rights to firearms.  

The second part is harder. It is changing and opening minds and hearts. It takes longer, but it is not impossible. And the only way there is to humanize those who are victims, and continue to love freely. Try to not be swept into the hate that motivated the crimes, but instead try to educate and motivate others to be open-minded. 

  And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride
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#wearorange

by Kristen DeLap


Today across the nation people are wearing orange to bring awareness to gun safety. Sparked by the death of a 15 year old on Chicago's south-side in 2013, Hadiya Pendelton's friends chose to wear the color orange to remember her. They started what has become a national movement.  

Get involved with saving lives from gun fire. There are common sense solutions that would benefit us all.  

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