In a Fassbinder's film a character says that fascism begins at home, and if you are a homosexual, the fear of its consequences, to be murdered, continues outside. So many of us keep our innermost desires -to love and to be loved- hidden because our love, our ways of showing it, can lead into..... Why continue? Try to figure out how we feel about living under the continues threat of being killed. The fear can lead to anger, and if anger is not dealt with, it can lead into self destruction or destroying someone else. The data on alcoholism, drug addiction, suicide among LBGTI people indicates that is is so high, that it can be declared a national emergency.
I wonder if the therapists helping the survivors and their relatives in Orlando are going beyond the personal, to include the real threat outside. How do you handle it?
Kill the fear and then begin the liberation process said Eugenio María de Hostos, when discussing the Puerto Rican emancipation movement in the late 1800s, and the maxim still applies today.
"Y al que no le gusta el caldo se le dan dos tazas", nos dice el refranero boricua.
Read about being afraid to be killed: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samy-nemir-olivares/as-a-latino-and-gay-person-i-grieve_b_10508622.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&ir=Latino+Voices