The Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all our brothers and sisters in Orlando that have been touched by this act of hatred. Our hearts are broken. We offer thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of those that have died and those suffering in the hospital. We stand with you and for you. We will not forget you. We celebrate your lives.
Polk Pride is celebrated this week in Polk County, Florida, and it will now take on a different atmosphere. Hopefully, not a somber one, but one that will celebrate the lives lost. Celebrate for them and ourselves, that we continue to make this a more understanding country. It is my hope that this event will not become more of a political issue, but one that will bring us together. A country where we love more, judge less and understand just how much we all mean to each other. God Bless America and God’s speed to our brothers and sisters in Orlando.
Woody Wilbanks, President
Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County