"Stand strong w/ ur pride, it belongs to u. Love is opposite of hate. My sincerest mourning 4 LGBTQ's suffering 2day. I pray for gun control and a cultural revolution of kindness. For all people. We can't divide in the face of evil, we must stick together and heal each other we are brothers and sisters. #prayfororlando #orlando #kindness #stopviolence #lgbtqpride"
"I saw the fear and sadness in the faces of so many, but I felt comfort knowing there are millions all over the world who are not only part of the LGBT community, but are part of the straight community and so impassioned by this tragedy. You are not alone."
"I went into an exercise class this morning. The instructor Loui @louipacheco walked in and asked us with a boisterous tone "How is everyone doing today?!!" The room didn't cheer, there was barely a groan over a thick silence as we all stood there in our trauma. Then Loui shouts "Oh no! It's Tuesday.," with an emphatic hand movement, "Today is going to be a good day." As the music rose to the lyrics "when Im with you, I'm standing with an army" and we all climbed together, sweating out our stress and our thoughts, he yelled "today get stronger! and then stronger! And when your finished here go out there and spread that strength to the world." When the class was over I thanked him, he asked if he could say something to me. I started to instantly tear up. He said "I didn't want to bring it up" I said "of course you should, I'm so sorry." He then told me he was at the rally the night before, where I was also, and that he heard me read the names of some of the Orlando victims. He said "the first name you read was my friend Eddie." I said "Edward." He said "Sotomayor." In this moment I was reminded why it's so important that we protect all people and never doubt the absolute human heart that can always suprise you with its strength and love. Loui, a member of the LGBT community, who just lost his friend in the largest isolated shooting our country has ever seen, still showed up for work early in the morning to make ME feel strong. To empower me and all the other men and women in the class to keep going and get stronger so we could help each other. That's why you should never devalue another human, no matter their wrapping, their heart is just like yours and people you never expect to lift you up, will."
"Another brilliant morning led by a member of our LGBT community, @Adamgoldstein982 He cheered us on to give something to ourselves today, that it would require pushing, bravery, + effort. When the music stopped and our sweat hit the floor he pointed at us all smiling and said "You made the right choice." I knew he was right. #lgbtpride #orlando #UnitedAsFriends ❤️"
""Kindness is a free currency from a well that will never dry up" -Lady Gaga on why every city can afford kindness go to www.cityofkindness.org READ about its MISSION to save the country and tell your mayor you want to live in a kind city."
"So much that we hoped to accomplish during the United States Mayors Conference was achieved. I believe so much in Mayor Tait of Anaheim's success story in building a "City of Kindness." Go to www.CityOfKindness.org to find out more! The mayors who attended the conference agreed to call upon our nations cities to adopt this framework of creating a more compassionate community. But, this is not some "kumbaya" shit. Science shows us that being kind makes us and those around us healthier. Let's follow whats working, honor successful precedents, and join together in something simple, effortless, and although inexpensive...priceless in its ability to regenerate our society."