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Exactly. It really doesn’t matter if it was ISIS or not. Dylan Roof wasn’t a member of ISIS, and he took 9 lives. Adam Lanza wasn’t a member of ISIS and he shot 20 6 year olds. Making it about ISIS absolves us from doing something about the people here, about the beliefs here, that still make it ok for elected officials to demonize GLBT communities. To frighten their constituents about someone who just wants to pee.

Remember that, when they all come out to offer thoughts and prayers, that they will not do the work that helps those communities live without fear. Those are the people who make them feel as though they need to congregate with their own kind, to feel safe. Those are the people who have made them targets.

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