Perhaps you didn’t cry or feel much about Christina Grimmie because you don’t have a personal connection to her? I cried when I heard about Christina, and I still can’t shake it. I watched her every week on The Voice. She was my favorite contestant. A true talent! And when The Voice Tour was here in San Diego, I was there in the second row. I brought my puppy, and Christina smiled at me and pointed to Georgia. So her death has touched me. I tear up whenever I see a post or listen to her music.

When I heard about the fifty people shot at Pulse, I was very sad and disgusted. But perhaps I didn’t cry because I’m not gay/and or because I didn’t know any of the victims?

Both of these hate crimes are beyond horrific. We want to yell and shout about how angry we are that anything like this could happen in America. But I think what moves most of us to actual tears is when it hits us where we feel most vulnerable.

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