To my fellow LGBT community of Orlando,Not just my heart and prayers have gone out to you in the period of time since the tragic Hate crime. I was setting up for Pride in Philadelphia at Penn's Landing when we heard the news. When we heard about LA we did not go home. We stayed strong. WE ARE STRONG. We will never be thrown back into a closet and had it could've easily been Philly. It could've been me. As a matter of fact the youngest victim of the tragedy was an 18 year old from Philadelphia. My heart goes out to her family and all those affect. However, I have Mourned greatly but now I will fight. I will do whatever I can throughout my life to ensure LGBT people are equal and are safe.-Who would have know that by the time the next day that I took that picture at Philly Pride's kick-off celebration that my community, the LGBT community, would be the victim of the worst attack on american soil since 9/11.- I was up early in the morning grabbing cereal for what seemed what would be all nighter because I couldn't sleep. However, while I was sitting down and eating cereal, 49 of my fellow community members were gunned down in cold-blood while celebrating their pride and 53 injured. (we will not count the shooter as one of the victims that is why it is not 50) With the recent legalization of same-sex marriage and the (slow but sure) progression of Transgender right in America Myself and, I'm sure, my community were looking towards another year of hope, progress, and love. Instead on a night of absolute bliss, happiness, and love they were meet with hatred and bigotry. THEIR FINAL MOMENTS ON THIS EARTH WERE FULL OF FEAR! For that I am deeply hurt and heartbroken. I almost couldn't take it watching Anderson Cooper choke up on live TV while reading the names. This is why Assault Rifles must be banned flat out (not all guns) like they were under Bill Clinton. They are designed to kill and I'm entitled to my right to LIVE OUT AND PROUD AS A GAY MAN! This is not just about me. It is too easy for people to cause this terror. Why? Because of the NRA and others like Trump who would like to see other groups be victimized. We must not victimized another group of people like Trump would like to do. We must come together and defeat this hate with common sense. No-gun buy lists for suspected terrorists should be a thing!Pride has taken on new meaning for me today. I will never bow down to the fear of others and I will stand up for what I believe in. I'm absolutely devastated by this attack. Don't blame Islam, radicalization, or the FBI. Point blame where it really matters. At the NRA and gun lobby for not allowing "SIMPLE" gun regulation let alone restriction. My people's blood is on your hand, as well as Sandy hook and San Barnidino.I will dedicate me life to fighting for my people's rights, and the rights for all people to live in security and happiness.Philly is Orlando. WE LOVE YOU AND WE ARE WITH YOU ORLANDO!!!!