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Today is a painful day for the United States as a nation as it’s short comings in social acceptance, LGBTQ acceptance, education on these issues, and the country’s inability to curb violence and hate against its own people all come to the forefront in the midst of this horror.

Words cannot describe how deeply painful it is to see this community be hurt. I can only weep and pray for those who have passed because they are a part of us, of all of us, regardless of sexual orientation.

That this is the result of religious extremism only solidifies the danger of religion, of all religion, because you have to look at how the other side is also responding. By “other side” I mean the devout, extremely so, Catholics and Christians. Set aside religion and recognize the humanity, the vulnerability, and the preciousness of life.

Despite the pain and fear that this day has caused, find the love you have inside you and share it. Embrace your gay friends, embrace your lover, do not hide. Do not hide your love for one another. Do not let fear keep you from expressing yourself. Reach out to those in the LGBTQ community and let them know them know they are not alone. Let us know we are not alone.

We are in this together. We are to protect each other and love each other in whatever form hearts choose.

Love and stay strong,

Melissa Portan.

New York City is also mourning with Orlando,

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Florida. We have a vibrant LGBTQ community that is valued and protected, albeit not enough. Do not let the light within you go out, ever. It may become dim at times, but never gone.

MUST READ!/The Blog is MOVING!!!

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Hello everyone!

I have been working for weeks, non-stop, to bring you a great surprise. I’m excited and hope that you will be too. So here it is: theimportant1111blog is moving! theimportant1111blog is moving to its new home. I’ve been working all day to iron out the final kinks at the new site and I think it is ready for you guys. I hope to see you there and that I won’t lose you.

The content is going to be the same, if anything it will be improved. Everything will be a step up from what it is today at WordPress. The new site is mobile friendly, dynamic, tailored to the blog’s needs, and there are forums! Some of you had mentioned a desire to be able to communicate with others dealing with similar situations. You will now be able to do so at the new website. Let’s build a community where we can freely and safe exchange ideas, beliefs, and experiences. Everything you need to know to get started is available at the new site, so be sure to explore the About sections, the forums, and to subscribe.

I want you to know that I would not have done this huge change without the support that I have received from you guys. The messages I have received from some of you have been nothing short of inspirational, so thank you.

I know I’ve been promising an announcement all day today and for the past week or so, and I know this post is going out late for those of you in the US, but I ran into some technical difficulties. The site is new, but it is ready for your exploration. However, because I wanted to get the ball rolling, not all of the posts that are here at the important1111blog are over there. This means that the blog is still in a transitional period and it should last this whole coming week. I will post here again to let you know when the transition has been completed and all of the posts have settled into their new home.

There are two new posts at the new site: Welcome to the New Blog and Fear of Getting a Tarot Reading.

Here is a list of the new posts that will be published tomorrow:

  • Reincarnation, Love, and Soul Mates
  • Twin Souls and the Pain They Cause

Here is a list of posts for later this week:

  • Hot Post/Sex Toys: How to Use them on a Female Partner
  • Etymological Post: Tantra
  • Greek Polytheism: Connecting with the Gods

So I hope that you guys will make the move with me. Our Facebook page will not be affected. New post updates from the new site will also be posted through the current Facebook. If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, you will also receive updates. However, email is the surefire way to get all of the new posts because I sometimes forget or don’t have time to update my social media.

I will not be posting new material at this blog. I am not certain what will happen to this site, I might turn it to Spanish entirely. But eventually the posts will disappear, so, again and I know it might be getting annoying, subscribe to the new website. For a little while longer, I will continue to respond to comments posted here, but when the transition is complete, I will no longer respond. Main reason for that is that I will not have time. Secondly, it starts to get hectic and unmanageable getting messages from various platforms and I want to be able to respond well and in a helpful manner, so I need to maintain organization and clarity.

This is an exciting time. I hope to see you at the other side.

 

Make the Move