Something I really need to say …. #OrlandoStrong …. #OrlandoVictimsNames ….”!!


SomOrla

~~June 19, 2016~~ 

SOMOS ORLANDO

One week ago today, I woke up to the awful news of another mass shooting.

As details were informed, it became evident that a terrible tragedy had occurred.

There are several reasons that this event touched to close to my heart.

I’m a proud member of the LGBT community.

I live in Orlando and the club is less than 30 minutes from home.

I’m a very proud Puerto Rican.

I was born and raised in the Island.

I’ve lived in Florida since 1999.

I’ve lived in an Orlando “suburb” since 2006.

I could’ve very easily been a frequent patron of that bar.

I have close friends who were.

However, there’s something that doesn’t sit totally right with me as the names and details of the victims became public.

I read an article which described that the majority of the victims were “coloured Americans”.  Another spoke about Americans being gunned down.

Yet the fact that many were Puerto Ricans, who are American citizens, has been played down.

I would never intend to take away the important of those who were senselessly killed.

However, I strongly feel that his fact needs to be pointed out.

…. 23 of the 49 killed were Puerto Ricans.

After all, it WAS Latin night at the club.

Only that would have been reason enough for me to have been there!

HortyRex©

RBLine

“SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — From the first hours after the news of the Orlando massacre broke, in which a shooter killed 49 people and injured 53 others in an act of hatred of LGBTQ people, it was clear that most of the men and women who died that day were Latin Americans.

But it wouldn’t be for several more hours, after the majority of the victim’s names were confirmed, that it would become clear that most of the Latinas and Latinos were Puerto Rican — 23 of the 49 killed.”

As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Most-of-the-lives-lost-in-the-Orlando-massacre-were-Puerto-Ricans-30770.html

RBLine

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images

Several Facebook Pages

LAB ProLib

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB/?fref=ts

Human Rights Campaign

https://www.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/?fref=ts

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

RBLine

~~RELATED~~ 

THE GALLERY …. “Faces humanize the Names …. Hits Home”!!

(Check the names out)

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/the-gallery-faces-humanize-the-names-hits-home/

RBLine

~~GALLERY~~ 

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This was not just an attack on the LGTBQ community, this was an attack on the Latin American/Puerto Rican community as well. THAT is a fact I have not heard enough in the media … not the US nor the worldwide media.

Stay strong and proud my friends from across the pond, you have loads of friends in Europe and around the world.

Martin

My friend from Utrech, Netherlands

Thank you, Martin … you give me hope!

RBLine

#OneWeek #OrlandoVictims #MajorityOfVictim #LatinasAndLatinos #PuertoRican #LatinAmericanPuertoRicanCommunity #LargestMassShooting #AmericanHistory #LevelOfHatred #PrejudicialCrimes #AttackOnHumanity #PulseNightClub #OrlandoLGBTCommunity #InMourning #MassShooting #GayNightClub #PulseGayClub #Massacre #HateCrime #DomesticTerrorism #Orlando #Florida #WeArePulse #JeSuisPulse #Central Florida #OrlandoNightclubShooting #OrlandoUnited #InTheArmsOfAnAngel #SarahMcLachlan

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

RBLine

~~In the arms of an angel~~

Sarah McLachlan

~~Uploaded on May 22, 2011~~

In the arms of an Angel fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here ….

RBLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

WPBoricua (1)

A picture says a thousand words …. This one, a cartoon, screams!! #12 ….


gz

~~May 19, 2016~~~ 

THE “GIFT” THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

There are no words.

In my humble opinion, the cartoon says it all.

MANURE

HortyRex©

GoldSwirl

George Zimmerman sold the gun that he used to kill Trayvon Martin for more than $120K

George Zimmerman has been making headlines for auctioning off the gun he used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.

Now the weapon has sold for more than $120,000 on UnitedGunGroup.com.

TMZ reported that seven verified users were bidding for the gun. The identity of the winning bidder remains unknown, as is the exact final selling price.

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

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/18/george-zimmerman-sold-the-gun-that-he-used-to-kill-trayvon-marti/21379713/

GoldSwirl

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

He lives and works in Pensacola, FL

Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues.

GoldSwirl

~~SOURCES~~

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008504012338&fref=ts

https://www.creators.com/editorialcartoons/andy-marlette-about.html

GoldSwirl

#PictureSaysThousandWords #ThisOneScreams #Cartoon #12 #AndyMarlette #Cartoonist #EditorialCartoons #PensacolaNewsJournal #GeorgeZimmerman #TrayvonMartin #Florida #GunUsedKillTrayvon #Manure #MakingHeaadlines #AuctioningGun #KilledTrayvonMartin #UnitedGunGroup #Disgusting #ForSale

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

GoldSwirl

We ALL are ONE!! 

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