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Sunday, June 19, 2016

In Memory of the Victims at the Pulse Gay Night Club-You will NEVER! BE FORGOTTEN!

In Memory of the Victims at the Gay-Night
Club You will NEVER! Be FORGOTTEN!
A rainbow appear behind the US flag flying at
half-staff on top the Tacoma Dome , Monday June 13, 2016
In Tacoma, Wash - Near my home in Kent Wa ...Wendy

A-rainbow appears behind the U.S. flag flying at half-staff on top of the Tacoma Dome,
Monday, June 13, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Flags across the state were at half-staff Monday to honor the victims of a mass shooting early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Crowd members hold candles during a vigil downtown for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
Adele Hoppe-House, 49, (L) and her wife Jennifer Hoppe-House, 52, attend a Los Angeles vigil in memory of victims one day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 13, 2016.
People attend a Los Angeles vigil in memory of victims one day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Fla., June 13, 2016.
Marwa Balkar holds a candle at the Islamic Center of Southern California and ICUJP Interfaith Vigil Against Violence and Hatred in Los Angeles, Monday, June 13, in remembrance of the 50 people killed in Orlando, Fla., on June 12. The vigil was attended by speakers and public from a variety of different faiths.
Attendees of a Pulse nightclub vigil at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando look down at a memorial at the front of the stage on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Juan Carlos Garcia sits next to a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub Monday, June 13, in downtown Orlando, Fla.
People attend a Los Angeles vigil in memory of victims one day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, June 13.
A makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting is seen on June 13 in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida.
Matthew Mcatee bows his head following a vigil for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, on June 13, 2016, at Lake Eola in Orlando.
Tatiana Osorio, of Orlando, cries while giving blood at the One Blood blood center near the mass shooting at a nightclub Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando. Osorio lost three friends in the shooting.
A man walks past signs in support for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub June 13, 2016, in Orlando.
Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team gather outside of the Pulse Orlando nightclub Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando.
Krystle Martin cries as she speaks to the media near a makeshift memorial for the fatal shootings at Pulse Orlando nightclub, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando
Johnathan Dalton breaks down as he places flowers on a makeshift memorial on Monday in memory of two of his friends who were killed during a fatal shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in OrA small makeshift memorial sits on the lawn at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.lando, Fla.
From left) Josh Mercer & his husband, James, place a poster at a makeshift memorial on Monday for two of their friends who were victims of a fatal shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub.
A girl takes part in a vigil to commemorate victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.
People hold hands in a circle during a vigil in a park following a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.
A man who was injured in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub cries as he attends a memorial service at the Joy MCC Church for the victims of the terror attack where Omar Mateen allegedly killed more than 50 people on June 12, 2016, in Orlando.
Friends and family grieve after a list of hospitalized victims was released, implying the death of those who weren't on the list and hadn't been heard from, outside a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel near the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, on June 12, 2016.
A man prays during a prayer service for shooting victims at the Baitul-Aafiyatr Mosque, on June 12, 2016, in Orlando.
Karen Castelloes, left, and Judy Rettig cry during a prayer vigil at Joy Metropolitan Community Church after a fatal shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando.
People receive information about the Pulse nightclub shooting outside the hotel where family members are gathering in Orlando, on June 12, 2016.
Police forensics investigators work at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, on June 12, 2016.
A man places a hand print on a makeshift memorial in a parking lot near the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, on June 12, 2016.
Supported by a friend, a man weeps for victims of the mass shooting just a block from the scene in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.
Angel Mendez, standing outside the Orlando Regional Medical Center, holds up a cell phone photo trying to get information about his brother Jean C. Mendez, in Orlando, Fla, on June 12, 2016.
An injured man is escorted out of the Pulse nightclub after a shooting rampage, Sunday morning June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla
Volunteers line up to donate blood for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting at One Blood, in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016. The line of people waiting to give blood stretched around the building.
Demetrice Naulings sobs outside the Orlando Police Headquarters, where police were interviewing witnesses in the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla.





As hundreds lined up to give blood in response to Sunday morning's Pulse nightclub shooting, they discovered that the FDA's rules governing blood donations from gay men are still in effect.Despite rumors, OneBlood, which collects and distributes blood donations, per FDA regulations, is still not accepting blood donations from gay men. "All FDA guidelines remain in effect for blood donation. There are false reports circulating that FDA rules were being lifted. Not true," wrote OneBlood on Twitter.
HIV/AIDS activist Michael Rajner said the 12-month deferment period is highlighted and made all the more hurtful by the tragedy in Orlando – one that prevents healthy gay men from helping their own community when needed or forces them to lie to do the right thing. "We are discriminated against unjustly through a homophobic policy by the FDA."
Previously, the FDA had instituted a lifetime ban on men who were sexually active with other men but altered that policy in 2015. The American Red Cross and America's Blood Centers opposed the lifetime ban as being "medically and scientifically unjustified."
According to the FDA, men are prohibited from donating if they had sex with another man in the past 12 months. Women must also wait 12 months to donate if they had sex with a man who has had sex with another man. The rules put gay men on par with other groups the FDA considers to be high risk for HIV/AIDS, including individuals with a history intravenous drug use and those who have received transfusions of whole blood or blood products.
"In reviewing our policies to help reduce the risk of HIV transmission through blood products, we rigorously examined several alternative options, including individual risk assessment," said Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., deputy director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, in an online statement. "Ultimately, the 12-month deferral window is supported by the best available scientific evidence, at this point in time, relevant to the U.S. population. We will continue to actively conduct research in this area and further revise our policies as new data emerge."
But while the National Gay Blood Drive, an organization focused on giving the LGBT equal treatment in blood donation opportunities, applauded the move as a step in the right direction but asked the FDA to go further.
"While this is a big success, there is still a long road ahead and a lot of work to do. We will continue to encourage the FDA to consider all the evidence until they arrive at a non-discriminatory policy and discrimination based on sexual orientation is eliminated from the blood deferral process altogether," reads National Gay Blood Drives December 2015 statement.
South Florida Gay News-Written by Michael d'Oiveria
http://www.kiiitv.com/story/after-orlando-shooting-gay-men-still-banned-from-donating-blood
other good links:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-hit-in-back-in-orlando-shooting-played-dead-to-survive/ar-AAhgsrI?ocid=spartanntp
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/1000-show-support-outside-funeral-of-orlando-victims/ar-AAhgVLx?ocid=spartanntp
I felt it was very important to put Michael d'Oiveria full story from the South Florida Gay News stating that in the state that this horrible act happen where hundreds if not even more are morning the death of their love ones can't even help the ones that are fighting for their lives in the hospital, that need blood. It's even  a greater tragedy when the folks in the hospital, love ones can help them with a simply blood donation. It is evident that are road is still very long ahead to non-discriminatory policy based on sexual orientation. Can you just put yourself in their shoes! After this horror act of violence & hate- Then they can't even help their love ones in the one way they know, is blood donation. How would you feel? I hope you get Michael d' Oiveria message and my comments. I have a lovely family member that I love very much who is Gay and I wouldn't hesitate to help him an any way or form. I pray that we as a nation can learn from this and be kinder, loving, peace loving of all people no matter of what race, gender, sex orientation and transgender too! 
Victims: Full of life, Now Remembered in Death But Never
Forgotten- I Must say the video is heat breaking to watch but I felt it is very important to show...'Below are just a few of the beautiful people that lost their lives that I felt I needed to post their photo's. I have also post the link to all the others so if you wish you can see all if you wish.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/victim-all-full-of-life-now-remembered-in-death/










Jean Carlos Mendez Perez


I Thought I would show one of the 24+pages of beautiful people that lost their lives because of one person unable to love. The faces on the link below will show the love of these beautiful souls that we will miss so much. And how much their families and partners will can never replace that smile, hug, laughter, kiss, or simply talking to them. All they will have is the photographs to remember the love of their love ones and try very hard to forget how they died. This is why I am putting Jean Carlos Mendez 35, who had a loving and happy face when I look at his photo. I could tell, that he was full of life, love people and his family. Also that he seems so very happy too.
There are so many others too. So have a look at the link. please! and do not forget these beautiful people that lost their lives to a person of hate. We must not give in we must stand strong. Because I believe the happy faces that lost their lives would want us too. Wendy....
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35, had a humor and warmth that made him a great salesman — and helped him find love, a co-worker said.
"He laughed with the people and would make jokes," said Claudia Agudelo, who worked with Perez at a perfume store. "He was always happy."
Mendez Perez met his longtime partner, Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, about a decade ago when he sold him the fragrance Declaration by Cartier, Agudelo told the Orlando Sentinel. Wilson-Leon also died in the nightclub shooting.
Mendez Perez moved to the U.S. from Puerto Rico when he was a teenager, and made friends quickly, father Angel Mendez said.
"He was a real dynamic kid," he said.
Sister-in-law Katia Mendez said Mendez Perez also was a fun-loving and doting uncle who would buy her three children candy and ice cream.
"He was like a little kid when he was with them," she said.


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