Feelings: Love (is Love)

Welcome to Feelings, a semi-regular gallery of popular culture GIFs, dedicated to a specific emotion. This week we have Love. 

In the aftermath of the hate crimes committed at Pulse in Orlando against LGBTQI people (particularly Latinx people), many of us feel hopeless. Some of us feel unsafe. There is a lot to hurt over. Suicide rates for LGBTQI youth remain high (particularly for trans people of colour), and in Australia our Safe Schools education program has faced heavy criticism for telling kids that it’s ok to be who they are.  

This post exists as a small act of rebellion and support.

Below you will find GIFs of LGBTQ characters being themselves, being in love, being friends, having fun, finding comfort. Only nice things.

 

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Links

Find A Psychologist findapsychologist.org.au

QLife, Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex. 

Pulse Tragedy Community Fund Go Fund Me Campaign 

11 small ways to feel less helpless this week, from a trained therapist by Annie Wright

What Queer Latinos Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting by Ericka Cruz Guevarra

Dear White, Hetero, Cis People: Please Don't Co-Opt This Tragedy by Mariella Mosthof

See also - Feelings: Rage, Feelings: Entitlement, Feelings: Avoidance; Feelings: Numbness

If you need support, please call Lifeline (13 11 14) or Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636). If living outside of Australia, please seek out services in your country.