(By Cher Guevara)
I stood in the middle
Of a hundred thousand brothers and sisters
Feeling so free and safe.
I saw thousands of flags;
All the Colors under our umbrella
Waving without fear.
We felt on top on the world,
On the peak of the mountain.
Now our eyes stream
To clean the blood off the bar.
Streams running down the hearts of our nation
Cleansing this river of hate;
That still cuts through our lives,
That still cuts down our lives.
Only yesterday we cheered,
Now today we mourn,
And tomorrow we re-organize;
A family together undeterred
Still marching forward.
We grieve with our community….
#standwithorlando #orlandostrong #orlandorising
To find out about vigils in your area happening today or tomorrow, please visit: #WeAreOrlando http://www.weareorlando.org
Take time this year to spend a focused and fulfilling day at the Creating Change Bi+ Institute where our theme will be self-care and intersectional identities. Bisexual, Pansexual, Polysexual, Fluid and Queer (Bi+) organizers are invited to participate. We are all united by being bi+, but we also have many other identities that shape our lived experiences as bi+ people. Identities such as people of color, elders, youth, trans, gender nonconforming, disabled, neurodiverse and many more make up our diverse community. Learn how to nurture and care for yourself and your communities while bringing your whole self into these spaces. Discussions will include Intersectionality, Biphobia and Monosexism, and learning how to develop programs. We will also have open space for attendees to suggest topics and a space for exploring the Bi+ Agenda for the future.