The events in Orlando were devastating, and we hurt for our LGBTQ communities members deeply.
What happened was caused by continuing intolerance and hatred against others, and we can only work to move forward from that.
In the true spirit of solarpunk, here's how you can help the survivors and families of the Pulse Massacre:
Check out this Huffington Post link to see a variety of places you can donate to the Orlando families and victims, if you have money to spare.
Educate yourself and others about the causes of gun violence and the need for gun control in the United States.
If it's safe for you to, combat those who use Islamophobic rhetoric when talking about the shooter with peaceful and rational discussion. The gunman was not motivated by religion.
Continue to talk to your local and state representatives about improved gun control. It's so important.
And finally, take care of yourself. An event like this is traumatizing to a community, and it's important to check in with yourself and talk to others if it is safe for you to do so.
We'll pull through and improve, don't give up hope.