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Years ago I remember going to the Pulse club with friends occasionally. It was a small and quint little club. I remember they had a ping pong table, and the very last time I was there the two bartenders were playing against each other, because it was that slow. I enjoyed my time there with friends, having a couple of drinks and meeting new friends. It has become a more popular club I assume, I was surprised more than 300 people could actually fit in that little club.

It was there I met some important friends. I remember Nick, a friend, whom later was attacked by a coupled of haters outside a different club and how devastated his then boyfriend (now hubby) and we were. Which was why I made this group on DA in the first place. It's all too real when it happens right in your town.

So, Orlando became famous overnight for a hate crime. The town I grew up in and love is now the topic of the thing I live to be against, hate. Every fiber of my being rejects this idea. We're a friendly, full of sunshine town and we have always been. How did this happen? It has been a shock for us all who live here, and we are all grieving.

But at times of great tragedy, we should never focus on the murderers and their crimes, nor the intent and the hate, nor start hating or start terrorism baiting like the media, we need to focus on what we know best, love. It's cliche, I know, but after a horrible event like this, have my town changed from its usual loving, friendly place? It hasn't, if anything we're friendlier, because we say "wait, that's not who we are", because we know this event does not represent us nor does any horrific event represent the people of the area.

We are human beings, we live because we love, and we will go on living because we love. We will get through this because we love.

If you have any friend or family effected by this, please share the stories of your loved ones, so that we may all learn something about them and celebrate their lives.

Thank you,

~Sky

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Add a voice to EQUALITY. Lend a hand to STOP HATE CRIMES.

= Artists Against Hate Crimes =

Stop the Hate Group supports the equal rights of all human beings no matter sexual orientation, race, culture, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, or more. We support diversity of mankind and will open our arms to help those in need of love and support.

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*Any ORIGINAL artwork or literary work you are entitled the rights of distribution, or with permission, relating to anti-hate, anti-hate-crimes, anti-intolerance, anti-war, anti-racism, anti-cultism/public-rejection/humiliation… etc.
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We welcome anyone to share the facts of history, religion, cause of hatred, psychological factors, factors of misunderstanding, facts of homosexuality, scientific studies, facts of war, and any other facts and knowledge you know to remedy the lack of knowledge/understanding some may have towards these subjects. Please cite your sources. Let's be the dictionary to equality.

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We will do whatever we can to spread and support of equal rights. Add a voice to a better world for everyone. The time to stay silent has long been over due.

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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
im a cisphobe Some hate you guys should probs help me report lol
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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Just gonna leave this here im bitter
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CodenameParanormal Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... haters of all walks. Hopefully, they'll grow out of it. Fear is one of those things, our innate reaction is to hate and look as if we're a strong person for not "fearing" it. It's fear, nonetheless. 
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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
im a cisphobe Some hate you guys should probs help me report lol
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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That's what I was thinking kind of. I'm just amazed a 14 year old has come to this conclusion about straight people. 
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CodenameParanormal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
At the age of 14, I'm note sure if this is a "conclusion". I see a kids who has some confidence and identity issues. They'll grow out of it. I'm one of those people who thinks kids like this being reported is one of the last things that would help them. Perhaps reporting them and have them banned would make them feel more angry and isolated. I don;t know. 14... give it a couple of years and perhaps they'll look back at it and laugh.
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organblower Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The Pentagon has lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, removing one of the last barriers to service.
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Stickythefireband Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Artist
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placing hate comments in my page that i stole zarla's drawing of sixbones
BUT I DIDN'T STOLE IT i used this link here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDeafi…
also i deleted my meme (death battle)
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Aspiringtroll22 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
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no hate with me... only positivity and encouragement
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D4Gr8M8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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Known for his constant harassment and calling people "idiot-enablers." See his deviations, statuses, comments, and journals.
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