It has happened again: another mass shooting. For those of us who have spent a lot of time in places like the Pulse nightclub, this mass murder is particularly painful.
In a culture in which queer people are made to feel grateful for merely being tolerated, gay clubs are spaces where we are celebrated — safe havens that represent the opposite of repression and violence. To have that shattered by someone pledging allegiance to ISIS is an incomprehensible contradiction. It doesn’t make any sense.
But do mass shootings ever make sense? Isn’t this what it always feels like? How could anyone kill 20 first-graders in Connecticut? Why would a person spray bullets into a Colorado theater? How could someone pray with 10 people in Charleston and then kill all but one? To read the full article.