Shooting in Orlando

Spending a year living in Orlando, I was horrified to hear that there had been a shooting massacre. Living in Orlando for a year, it was definite that I would venture out of Disney area and go to other destinations. Hearing that it was close to where we lived was worrying.

Living in America, I found all Americans to be friendly and safe to be there with. Bare in mind, 75% of the time we stayed at were tourist areas. When we did venture out I felt safe. I wouldn’t think twice about going out or feel unsafe. There was a few occasions where I went out, later met up with friends. I went to areas visiting children talking about the UK in some of Orlando’s toughest areas.

I made a lot of friends there, both straight and gay, male and female. I believe everyone has the right to fall in love and it doesn’t matter who they fall in love with. Age doesn’t matter to me. Gender doesn’t matter to me either.

In Orlando I went out to gay clubs, dancing, drinking and having the best time whilst there. Some of the best nights out ever, including nights out in the UK.

I’ve witnessed two friends marry, of the same sex. It was one of the best days ever. I felt so honoured to be part of the whole celebration of their wedding process.

To hear 49 people aged from 18 to 50 years old were killed is upsetting.  It’s so devastating this happened. This act was heartless, disgusting and disrespect to the LGBT community who I’ve always found inviting, friendly and have accepted me for who I am.

America is going to change in the next few months with the fight between Trump and Clinton. We all know this isn’t going to change overnight. American gun laws won’t change immediately either. Hearing this is the 15th time Obama has spoke about gun events happening, just shocked me.

As long as their is religion and politics in the world, it’s vow to happen again. For that, it scares me a lot!

My thoughts are with their families and friends.

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