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This is such a powerful post. I never comment about tragedies like this on social media, because I don’t have the words to express my condolences – and because I worry that if I say something, it will be the wrong thing – and because I feel that it’s for the people affected to deal with it in their own way. I never intended my silence to be viewed as lack of support. I will share your post because I’m sure a lot of people are in the same position as me. Of course it is a tragedy, and of course the LGBT community have my support, but you’re right – I need to let them know.
Nat.x

Kate Everall says:

Thank you so much, lovely. I don’t often write posts like this, so I was a little jittery when it went live this morning. Like you, I worry that I’ll say the wrong thing and/or upset people.

I know there is plenty of support out there, my post was never meant to make people feel guilty, I just wanted to share how we as a community are feeling right now.

Thank you again for your kind words. X

Yes, it could have happened here. There’s so much hatred in this country just now and I’m scared about what sort of world Matilda is growing up in, too. I don’t know what to do or say (about this, about all the racism, about anything outwith my day to day life) but I wanted to tell you I read this and it moved me and that, if we must take sides (and apparently we must), I’m here on yours.

Kate Everall says:

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It’s a scary time in the world right now and it’s made harder not knowing what to do.

As long as there’s good people in this world, then there’s hope. X

Sending loads of love xx Your post is very similar to mine about Jo Cox’s murder, in which I also write about the LGBT community and how whilst progress has been made, there’s still a long way to go. I can’t offer wise words, but there are so, so many good and accepting and inclusive people out there from all communities across the globe and we will stand strong together. United we stand and all that xx

Kate Everall says:

Thank you, lovely. I really appreciate it.

I never want to sound ungrateful in regards to how far we’ve come, but I absolutely agree that more is yet to be done.

It’s a scary time, but like you said, together we’re stronger. There’s still hope. Xx

RachelSwirl says:

I have to say I also worry about the World that our children are growing up into.

Kate Everall says:

It’s hard not to, isn’t it?

Ally Mother Under Measure says:

I hate the world I have brought J into. I see his innocence now in loving everyone for who they are, and I’m so scared for the day that gets taken away by social ‘rules’ and peer pressure. Thank you for your honesty. At a time when so many LGBT couples are keeping a low profile, I am proud of you for giving them a voice. Xx

Kate Everall says:

Yes! The innocence. The trust. I worry enough about the school years and bullying, but even more for the hate. It’s a sad time.

Thank you for commenting – it’s lovely to feel the support. X

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