Anderson Cooper …. “#SayTheirNames …. Orlando Shooting …. “!!


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~~June 14, 2016~~ 

IMPORTANT THAT YOU HEAR THEIR NAMES

We are still reeling from this tragic event.

My heart, my soul and my mind remain numb.

We haven’t been able to make sense of this.

The pain is too deep.

Life goes on. Reality is reality.

The business of living continues.

Honoring the victims.

Let the video speak for itself.

Thank you, Anderson!

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Anderson Cooper stood near the scene of the tragedy by Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and 53 injured early Sunday morning. At the time of airing the CNN segment, 48 of the 49 victims had been identified.

As their images appeared on the screen, Cooper read aloud the names of those killed along with a short description of who they were or where they worked.

He became noticeably upset in places, taking his time to regain his voice to continue honoring the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Cooper ended the tribute by saying, “we think it’s important you hear their names.”

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Anderson Cooper Gives Emotional Tribute to Victims of the Orlando Shooting

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~CNN’s emotional tribute to Orlando shooting victims~

~Published on Jun 13, 2016~

CNN’s Anderson Cooper reads out the names and ages of the victims of the massacre that took place in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

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#WeAreInMourning …. #OrlandoStrong …. “!!


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~~June 13, 2016~~ 

WAKING UP FROM SLEEP

I woke up this morning with an eirie feeling.

Then it hit me, like a ton of bricks.

It isn’t a nightmare.

It’s my hometown’s reality, my community’s reality.

So much more pain is expected as the names of victims a published.

Many families will be in pain.

It wasn’t a dream, we are living this as I write.

To give you an idea, Pulse is less that 1/2 hour away from my home.

In another time in my life, I could’ve been there too.

Some of my friends were supposed to be there Saturday but, for some reason, they stayed away.

It was Latin night, a big night for the LGBT Latin group.

“It Is What It Is” is in mourning.

We don’t know yet when we will resume our regular postings.

For now, we are in mourning!

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As the world knows, Orlando was the stage for the largest gun shooting in the history of America.

As of this writing

Authorities have identified the following victims.

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Amanda Alvear, 25
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25

Only 19 of the 50 have been identified.

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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/victims/os-pulse-nightclub-orlando-shooting-victims-htmlstory.html

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~~SOURCES~~ 

The Center

http://www.thecenterorlando.org/

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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Executive Director for GLBT Center of Central Florida on Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Terry DeCarlo

(the morning of the shooting)

~~Published on Jun 12, 2016~~

Terry DeCarlo, executive director of The GLBT Center of Central Florida,speaks with Chris Bonnano of Florida Today about the weekend attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Orlando LGBT Leader responds to mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.

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Thoughts for today, #180 …. “Biggest Concern”!!


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~~June 21, 2015~~ 

11 essential facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States

America is a land of guns

It was true when twelve people died in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater. It was true when a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. And it remains true this morning, as police search for the gunman who is accused of killing nine people at an historic African American church in Charleston, S.C.

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Shooting sprees are not rare in the United States

Gun ownership in the United States is declining overall, but nearly a third of households still have a gun

Active shooter events have become more common in recent years

Of the 12 deadliest shootings in the United States, six have happened from 2007 onward

America is an unusually violent country But we’re not as violent as we used to be

The South is the most violent region in the United States

More guns tend to mean more homicide

States with stricter gun control laws have fewer deaths from gun-related violence

Gun control, in general, has not been politically popular — and its popularity has been declining lately

While general gun control isn’t that popular, particular policies are

Shootings don’t tend to substantially affect views on gun control

“As it appears … full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/18/11-essential-facts-about-guns-and-mass-shootings-in-the-united-states/

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Remember? Matthew Shepard ….. Never forget!


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~~October 12, 2014~~

Today we memorialize the death of Matthew Shepard, 17 years ago today. He died from injuries sustained in a hate crime several days earlier, having never woken up. He was left for dead, lashed to a fence in the bitter cold of a Wyoming winter.

What some people don’t know is this was not the first time this poor young man had experienced the horror of violent crime. Three years earlier, on a class trip to Morocco, he was beaten and raped. Almost to much to comprehend the torture this man endured during his short adulthood.

Today he would be just a few months shy of his 38th birthday.

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Matthew Shepard

(1976 – 1998)

Since 1998, the legacy of this remarkable young man’s life has challenged and inspired millions of  individuals to erase hate in all forms. Although his life was short, it  continues to have a great impact on both young and old alike.

The story of Matthew Wayne Shepard begins on December 1, 1976 when he was  born prematurely to Judy and Dennis Shepard in the small city of Casper, Wyoming. Matthew attended school in Casper until his junior year of  high school when he finished his primary education at The American School in Switzerland. His experience abroad fueled his love for travel. He took the opportunity to explore Europe and learn multiple languages including German and Italian.

Matthew was an optimistic and accepting young man. He always put his  family and friends first and had a special gift of relating to almost  everyone. He was the type of person that was very approachable and always looked to new challenges. Matthew had a great passion for equality and always stood up for the acceptance of people’s differences. Throughout his life he expressed his love for acting by becoming very  active in community theater both on and off stage.

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Matthew’s college career took him to a number of different  universities and later ended up studying political science, foreign relations and languages at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. He was extremely interested in politics and was chosen as the student representative for the Wyoming Environmental Council.

Shortly after midnight on October 7 1998, Matthew Shepard, met Aaron James McKinney and Russel Arthur Henderson in a bar. After Shepard admitted he was gay, they talked him into leaving with  them, at which point they drove to a secluded location outside Laramie, stole his wallet, tied him to a fence, pistol-whipped him senseless, and left him for dead in freezing weather. He was discovered 18 hours later, his unconscious body initially mistaken for a scarecrow.

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Matthew died on October 12 at 12:53 am at a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. His entire family was by his side for the last few days of  his life. His funeral was attended by friends and family from around the world and gained the appropriate media attention that brought Matthew’s story to the forefront of the fight against hate.

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Matthew was promptly made an example of by the Right Reverend Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, who claimed divine  retribution had killed Shepard for the sin of being a homosexual.  

Phelps and his flock picketed Shepard’s funeral on 17 October 1998,  holding signs proclaiming “GOD HATES FAGS” and similar slogans, later  installing a “memorial” on the church website which proclaims: Matthew Shepard has been in hell for 2102 days. Eternity – 2102 days = Eternity.

This tragedy helped the world wake up to the fact that hate and discrimination still lives in our communities, our schools and our  families.

Although his life was cut short, the impact of his spirit is great.

~~MATTHEW’S GALLERY~~

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The Matthew Shepard Foundation

Was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son.

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Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his  dreams, beliefs, and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate  with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance” through its varied  educational, outreach and, advocacy programs and by continuing to tell  Matthew’s story.

MISSION

To encourage respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change.

VISION

To “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, and Acceptance”  through a variety of educational and outreach programs, and by  continuing to tell Matthew’s story.

DESIRED OUTCOME

To persuade people to think differently, behave differently, and inform others of the importance and value of diversity.

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~~Matthew Shepard’s Story~~

~~Uploaded on Jan 5, 2012~~

This video was produced for the American Giving Awards presented by Chase. The Matthew Shepard Foundation competed for a share of $2 million in grants. The Foundation ended up receiving $250,000 thanks to our many supporters. For more information on the Foundation visit http://www.MatthewShepard.org and http://www.MatthewsPlace.com

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