This LGBT Poet Stunned A Packed Room With Her Thoughts On Orlando Shooting

A fellow Chicagoan and member of the LGBT community shared her thoughts at the Center on Halsted. Have a listen. “Let us fight for a space for all our bodies to be safe.”
“In memory of these nearly 50 dead, I dare you to live even louder, to be even more proud of who you are. Let us together lift our voices, or spirits. Let us shout out so that everybody on this planet can hear the awesome power of the human heart, to choose love, to choose love. I dare you to choose love.”


Chicago Pride Parade, Belmont/Halsted, 1977 (via