IOTD …. Special Edition …. “PULSE: One Month … “!!


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~~July 14, 2016~~ 

SEEMS LIKE A LIFETIME AGO

On July 12 …. it was one month ago.

I’ve been without a computer for almost a week.

I finally got it back today.

I’ve missed several important events and this is one of them.

I’m trying to catch up.

On June 12, 2016, we woke up to the terrible news of a mass shooting in a local gay club: PULSE.

This started around 2am this morning. Lives have been lost, our community is in pain. Investigation still ongoing …. local police, FBI and other Federal Agents.

Sad days continued in this country.

“It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history, as well as the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks in 2001.”

Forty nine people died in the incident and another 53 were injured.

(Wikipedia)

We remember!! 

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Puerto Rico …. “🏳️‍🌈 Memorial to Pulse Victims 🏳️‍🌈 …. Carmen Yulín Cruz, San Juan Mayor, Dedicated It …. “!!


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~~July 7, 2016~~ 

UNVEILING OF LGBT MONUMENT

BY: JEREMY WILLIAMS

JULY 5, 2016

Puerto Rico has its first LGBT monument in the island’s history, which now is also a memorial to the victims of the Pulse shooting.

The monument is seven concrete pillars, each covered in colorful mosaics, and sits at the entrance of Sixto Escobar Stadium in San Juan’s Third Millennium Park, according to Noticel, a Puerto Rican publication.

The monument cost an estimated $9,000, funded by city taxpayers, Noticel reports.

It was designed by Alberto de la Cruz.

A section of the monument lists the names of the 49 people who lost their lives at the Pulse shooting, highlighting the names of the 23 Puerto Rican victims.

Next to the names, written in Spanish, is the quote,

“This tribute to life strengthens our commitment to fight hate – the product of homophobia – with love and respect.

Our slogan resounds in all our hearts:

Love is love, is love, is love …

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The monument’s dedication took place almost exactly one year after a federal judge in Puerto Rico first ruled in favor of marriage equality.

Although an anti-equality judge in Puerto Rico tried to halt that ruling, a federal appeals court determined in April that the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to all 50 states, was also binding in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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http://www.advocate.com/pride/2016/7/03/puerto-ricos-first-lgbt-monument-honors-orlando-victimsRBLineYulin

“We celebrate life,” said San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín at the monument’s inauguration. “We must work together to eradicate discrimination and homophobia. We must raise our voice for justice and equality of every human being.

We must aspire to a country where everyone is equal and not be judged by how we love.”

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‘Hands’ for Orlando …. “How the All-Star Song Came to Life .. “!!


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~~July 6, 2016~~ 

HANDS FOR ORLANDO

Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on a new recording to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.

The all-star release, “Hands” — a charity single from Interscope Records with support from GLAAD — was conceived by hit songwriter Justin Tranter, co-writer of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and hits for Gomez, DNCE, Fall Out Boy and Stefani.

The June 12 slaughter at the gay nightclub in Orlando, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the most deadly mass shooting in American history and the deadliest act of violence against the LGBT community. Funds from the song will aid families with medical care, counseling and will also be used for education.

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~~“Hands”~~

A Song for Orlando

~~Published on Jul 5, 2016~~

“Hands”, available now exclusively on iTunes:

http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.

“Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

“Hands” was written by Warner Chappell writers Justin Tranter & Julia Michaels, and BloodPop®; produced by BloodPop®, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter.

To further support those affected by the tragedy in Orlando, visit http://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund.

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LYRICS

[Verse 1: Britney Spears + Gwen Stefani]
Can hold a gun
And hold your heart
Can put out fires
And make ’em start
Skin and bones
And flesh and blood
With all this nerve
How did we get this numb

[Pre-Chorus: Meghan Trainor + Troye Sivan]
Cus they can hurt
Or they can heal
They can give back
Or they can steal
They can break the world
Or they can change it too

[Chorus: All Together]
Ooh hands
Hands
Woooo hands
Oh hands
Cause they can love
Or they can take
They can fight up
Until they save
They can break the world
They can change it too
Ooh hands

[Verse 2: Selena Gomez + Kacey Musgraves]
Doesn’t matter
Who you love
All that matters
Is your love
I’ve been watching news
And seeing all this hate
Tell me is it wrong
To want a little change

[Pre-Chorus: Mary J. Blige]
They can hurt
Or they can heal
They can give back
Or they can steal
They can break the world
Or they can change it too

[Chorus: All Together led by Jason Derulo]
Ooh hands
Hands
Woooo hands
Oh hands
Cause they can love
Or they can take
They can fight up
Until they save
They can break the world
They can change it too
Ooh hands

[Post-Chorus: Led by Imagine Dragons]
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh

[Bridge: Jennifer Lopez]
Can hold a gun
And hold your heart
Can put out fires
And make ’em start
I’ve been watching news
And seeing all this hate
Tell me is it wrong
To want a little change

[Chorus: Adam Lambert & Tyler Glenn + P!NK & MNEK]
Ooh hands
Hands
Woooo hands
Oh hands
Cause they can love
Or they can take
They can fight up
Until they save
They can break the world
They can change it too
Ooh hands

[Post-Chorus: Led by Imagine Dragons]
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh

[Outro: RuPaul + (Mary Lambert) + Nate Ruess + Together]
Just take my hand baby
Everybody’s in love
(All that matters is your love)
(Change it or break it)
(They can love or they can take it, take it all)
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh

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


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~~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.

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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

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


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~~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.

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


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~~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

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