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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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We welcome the sharing of writings of true stories, personal experiences, personal literary pieces, poems, and artworks of personal stories of any art form. Share your story so that your pain, and the pain of your loved ones will not be ignored, and that your love will be spread.

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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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Tshirtartist Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
This is what I get almost all the time by people that do not know how to stop Hating on Everyone and Everything that is Different.
humantrash550
2 days ago
Take a good long look children this is what you see in hell.

So sad. 
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Tshirtartist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
So Yeah, Almost Every Time I upload some new photos of my character wearing her really fun Leotards and Tights, I get messages always asking me to Stop or Some other kind of Hate msg.  Its okay I usually let it go.  Sometimes I message the person that sent the message and ask why he or she dislikes my artwork photography.  There was this one time that I asked someone why they sent me such an Awful message and they immediately apologized and said that they were just following the crowd and doing what other people were doing so that they could fit in.
 I laughed.  
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CodenameParanormal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What you do is definitely different. But I don't think being different should be a reason for people to send you hate messages. I think you're doing the right thing, not letting others dictate how you feel about anything. :)
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MermaidNinja Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Hate crimes have skyrocketed since Trump was wrongfully elected!
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organblower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
So it seems :(
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017   Writer
Take this crap somewhere else, ya stingy, ill-informed homophobe. 
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CodenameParanormal Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You clearly don't understand what fecal transplants are used for...
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annnonymoose Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
i hate furries,bronies,fnaffags,underfags and more cancer
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016   Writer
Get out. 
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