I have been too shattered by the events in the Pulse nightclub to say much that is coherent. Our brothers and sisters, and our allies, were killed and hurt for just existing. What can you really say about a tragedy like that?
Only four things, really:
Gun regulation in Australia works to prevent tragedies like this. Hatred is terrible; hatred with an assault rifle is deadly.
This was a particularly horrendous and heartbreaking act; do not forget that homophobia and prejudice kill, in big or small ways, every day.
Love, not hate and further prejudice, is the only way to face hatred and violence. May love win.
My heart is with the survivors and the families. We all grieve with you.