#OrlandoStrong …. “Our City …. PULSE …. “!!


City

~~June 30, 2016~~

END OF THE MONTH

We ALL have a PULSE!!

In happened on June 12, as we all know.

As time goes by, we  tend to forget.

Yet, without warning, it hits me like a ton of bricks.

When that happens, my mind wanders to music.

The song pops in my head is Melissa Etheridge’s tribute to the massacre in Orlando.

I’m Puerto Rican.

I’m Latinx.

They were celebrating Latin night.

I could have been there.

The club is less than 30 minutes from my home.

This song says so much.

I’m including a music video that shows live pictures of the reaction of the Orlando community.

Please, bear with me and watch the video.

Hope you enjoy it.

HortyRex©

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In the wake of the unthinkable tragedy in Orlando, Melissa Etheridge found herself processing her pain with a guitar and pen in hand. And out of darkness, she brought a beautiful song entitled “Pulse” into the world. But “Pulse” isn’t just a song, it’s a message of love, an anthem of understanding and a call to forgiveness.

Melissa shared this beautiful moment with us on stage the other night, and we wanted to share her message of love with all of you. We could all use a good cry right now … and a reminder that we are all in this together.

“I think musicians … I think our job is to heal, our job is to put all those emotions in something and send it out and give it a place to where we can all … just breathe … and understand that we’re all humans and we all have a pulse.”

Melissa Etheridge

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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~~Pulse~~

Melissa Etheridge

~~Published on Jun 17, 2016~~

Dedicated to the victims of the attack on the Orlando LGBT community.

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Our Pulse Skipped a Beat that Day …. “It skips everyday …. ‘#OrlandoStrong’ …. “!!


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~~June 30, 2016~~

OUR HEARTBEAT CONTINUES TO SKIP

It was in the early hours of June 12, 2016.

The early morning hours were broken by the loud, shattering sound or assault rifle bullets.

A placid, gregarious, fun, Latin night ended in tragedy.

Time moved in slow motion …

almost stood still.

49 beautiful souls lost their lives to the wanton thoughts of a madman.

It’s been almost three weeks …. yet our pulse still continues to skip beats.

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SKIPPED BEAT

The term “arrhythmia” refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses.

The electrical impulses may happen too fast, too slowly, or erratically – causing the heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or erratically.

Our pulse skipped a beat.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~SOURCES~~

Song Tributes to Pulse

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/song-tributes-to-pulse/#more-7227

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~~Pulse~~

Melissa Etheridge

~~Published on Jun 17, 2016~~

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Dedicated to the victims of the terrible attack in Orlando

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~~Melissa Etheridge~~

~~~~Published on Jun 17, 2016~~


 Dedicated to the victims of the attack on the Orlando LGBT community.

After the tragedy in Orlando, Melissa Etheridge created this song “Pulse”.

Proceeds of this song go to Equality Florida. “Pulse” gives a message of love, an anthem of understanding and a call to forgiveness.

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

What touches ONE, touches ALL!!

We ALL are ONE!!

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #540 …. “We Are Orlando …. “!!


RainEye

~~June 28, 2016~~ 

A BEATING HEART

Orlando’s club Pulse owes its name and spirit to ‘loving brother’ who died from AIDS

Barbara Poma’s big brother taught her the necessities — how to apply her makeup, how to highlight her lush hair, how to be fabulously fashion forward.

To her, John was not gay, not just a politically-charged label.

He was, in her words, her “loving brother.”

As teens in the beachside town of Fort Lauderdale, nestled along Florida’s southeastern coast, John introduced her, at age 14, to his mysterious, dynamic world, a vibrant, sexy, underground realm that came alive overnight in bars and clubs. There, with John at her side, Barbara learned how to party — and love unconditionally — inside these spaces that were safe for all.

Then on Feb. 13, 1991, her brother died. He had battled for years with HIV, at a time when thousands of gay men were robbed of their lives in the height of the AIDS epidemic.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/13/more-than-just-another-gay-club-pulse-was-founded-in-her-brothers-memory-and-named-for-his-beating-heart/

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “A Human Heart …. “!!


Love49

~~June 28, 2016~~ 

HUMAN HEART

“Sometimes I think the human heart is just a simple shelf. There is only so much you can pile onto it before something falls off an edge and you are left to pick up the pieces.”

Jodi Picoult, House Rules

http://www.goodreads.com

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To start the day …. “June is Pride Month …. Celebrate it …. “!!


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~~June 27, 2016~~ 

THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016

…. a very special month of the year ….

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June is a very special month for the LGBT community.

Foryears, it has been marked as PRIDE month.

Many celebrations take place all over the world.

Parades are here, there and everywhere.

It’s a time when we come together, in the LGBT community, to celebrate our existence, to commune with others like us and with allies.

Per Wikipedia:

Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world. Pride has lent its name to LGBT-themed organizations, institutes, foundations, book titles, periodicals and even a cable TV station and the Pride Library.

As the month winds down,  we reflect upon our right to exist, our right to be recognized as equal, our right enjoy life to the fullest anad our right to happiness.

A somber note dulled the celebrations this year.

2016 will always be remembered as the year when 49 beautiful souls were suddenly and senselessly taken in Orlando during the Pulse nightclub shooting.

We remain standing and strong in every sense of these words.

We are here to stay.

Ellen Degeneres celebrates Pride Month.

Watch the video included below. Turn the volume down.

Do you notice any difference between those interviewed and the people in her audience?

We all are the same!

HortyRex©

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“Please let’s unite and let’s work towards a more just and equal world for all.”

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~RELATED~~ 

That Special Month of June …. “Happy Pride … “!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/that-special-month-of-june-happy-pride/

Remembering …. “49 lives lost in Orlando shooting …. PULSE”!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/remembering-49-lives-lost-in-orlando-shooting-pulse/

IOTD …. Special Edition …. “A Year Ago Today …. Love Wins …. “!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/iotd-special-edition-a-year-ago-today-love-wins/

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#ToStartTheDay #JunePrideMonth #CelebrateIt #HappyPride #PositiveStance #AgainstDiscriminationAndViolence #LGBTPeople #SelfAffirmation #Dignity #EqualityRights #IncreaseVisibility #SocialGroup #BuildCommunity #CelebrateSexualDiversity #CelebrateGenderVariance #SumberNote #PulseOrlando #PulseShooting ##Massacre #HateCrime #DomesticTerrorism #Orlando #Florida #WeArePulse #JeSuisPulse 

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~~Ellen Celebrates Pride Month~~

~~Published on Jun 22, 2016~~

So many of Ellen’s guests inspire people to be proud of who they are.

Celebrate who you are during Pride Month and every day!

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Queen & Adam Lambert …. ‘Emotional Tribute to Orlando Victims’ …. !!


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~~June 24, 2016~~~ 

TRIBUTES CONTINUE

Queen & Adam Lambert paid tribute together to the victims of the recent Orlando shooting

The assault, which took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida over the weekend (June 12, 2016), has been described as one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, and left 49 people dead and another 53 injured.

Legendary British rock band Queen and American Idol star Adam Lambert dedicated a rendition of Who Wants to Live Forever at the Isle of Wight Festival to those who lost their lives.

Lambert, who is currently on tour across Europe singing lead for Queen said:

“This song is dedicated to those who last their lives last night in Orlando, Florida, and anybody who has been victim of senseless violence or hatred.”

Watch the emotional performance below.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

Watch Queen & Adam Lambert’s emotional tribute to Orlando victims

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~Queen and Adam Lambert pays tribute to Orlando victims~~

~~Published on Jun 13, 2016~~

Queen and Adam Lambert pays tribute to Orlando victims with Who Wants To Live Forever at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

“This song is dedicated to those who lost their lives in Orlando, Florida, and anyone who has been a victim of senseless violence or hatred.”

Adam Lambert

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Remembering …. “49 lives lost in Orlando shooting …. PULSE”!!


Remember

~~June 21, 2016~~ 

BRING HIM HOME

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there
He is young
He’s afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.
He’s like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.

Les Miserables – Bring Him Home

http://www.metrolyrics.com/

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~Remembering the 49 lives lost in the Orlando shooting~~

~~Published on Jun 19, 2016~~

Last week as I sat alone to order lunch, an instrumental version of ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Misérables began to play in the restaurant.

Immediately, I thought about the 49 lives lost in the Orlando shooting. I searched for the lyrics and tears began flow.

Especially when I read ‘He is young, He’s afraid, Let him rest, Heaven blessed.’ as the music continued to play.

But, I wiped my tears and had my lunch. Later, I told Elisa what had happened. She said you have to edit a video with that music and the pictures of the victims.

Here’s the video I edited remembering the 49 victims in last weekends Orlando shooting. (The music is from the Glee version of ‘Bring Him Home’)

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~~Orlando Shooting: The faces of the 49 victims~~

~~Published on Jun 14, 2016~~

Here are the names and faces of the 49 people killed in the Orlando LGBT nightclub shooting.

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “My Next Tattoo …. “!!


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~~June 18, 2016~~ 

I WANT THIS AS MY NEXT TATTOO

Some of you may know that I have several tattoos.

I thought that I had given up on getting any more.

At my age, the skin’s elasticity and “recoil” has decreased.

I just say this as I scrolled through my Facebook Timeline.

I want this tattoo.

I have already sent message to my tattoo artist to schedule appt.

I even know where want it.

Let’s see.

HortyRex©

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The meaning behind my tattoos ….. Horty!!

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#DontSayHisName …. #DontShowHisFace …. ‘Remember Victims’ …. !!


Shooter

~~June 18, 2016~~ 

NO SPOTLIGHT FOR YOU

Sadly, I made nearly an identical post last year and nothing has changed.

The news media features long, extended shots of this mass murderer’s face while spending hours covering the minutiae of his life, personality and motivations.

This non-stop coverage inspires more disgruntled, socially alienated losers to pursue similar recognition, even if posthumous.
We must honor the victims rather than glorifying their murderer.

The Ale Party

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The Ale Party

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “HRC Headquarters …. Huge Mural …. “!!


LoveH

~~June 18, 2016~~ 

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

This morning, June 17, HRC unveiled a tribute to those lost in the horrific Orlando shooting.

Before dawn, HRC began installing images of all 49 victims of Sunday’s attack in its front windows, creating an 8-story composite image that also bears the message “We Are Orlando.”

#WeAreOrlando

Human Rights Campaign

#WeAreOrlando http://www.hrc.org/blog/weareorlando-hrc-turns-building-into-memorial-to-orlando-victims

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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