Global Vigils in Solidarity for Orlando LGBT Massacre

SAN FRANCISCO – stands with our brothers and sisters in Orlando. Please join us!  We will be joining together to mourn the loss of 50 lives and 53 injured (the last count) from the nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Fl.  Please bring candles and some to share if you can. Also, please remember to protect your hands. We will start at 8:00 pm the Harvey Milk Plaza at Market.  We will march to City Hall. Many LGBT organizations and politicians and activists and San Francisco leadership.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1208035229207211/
http://weareorlando.org/
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https://www.facebook.com/events/1208035229207211/

OAKLAND: we will be having a Vigil in Oakland in solidarity with those killed and wounded and their loved ones in Orlando

Bring candles, show solidarity. We’ll take up a collection to benefit the following groups:

The Center Orlando
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Center/144074385623020

PFLAG Orlando / Central Florida https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGOrlando/?pnref=story

Orlando Youth Alliance
https://www.facebook.com/orlandoyouthalliance/?pnref=story

Zebra Coalition
https://www.facebook.com/zebracoalition/?pnref=story

https://www.facebook.com/events/1745328762381794/

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NEW YORK – Vigils/ rallies

Join one of the following vigils tonight and tomorrow in New York State to honor victims of the Orlando mass shooting.

June 12: Candlelight Vigil – Pride for Youth, 2050 Bellmore Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710 on Long Island

June 12: Vigil (LGBT & Muslim Community), Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd, btwn 73rd & 74th Sts. in Jackson Heights, Queens at 7:30 pm

June 12: Interfaith Vigil, Washington Square South area in NYC at 7:00 pm

June 12: Candlelight Vigil: ROCKS, Albany at 8:00 pm

June 13: Vigil/Rally (Stonewall Democrats), Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St. New York NY 10014 at 6:00 pm

June 13: Candlelight Vigil – Western NY, 1 Niagara Square, Buffalo City Hall at 6:00 pm

June 13: Candlelight Vigil, Pride Center for the Capital Region and In Our Own Voices, West Capitol Park, State Street in Albany at 6:00 – 7:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=new%20york%20rally%20for%20orlando

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LONG BEACH  –
Today we were rocked by a tragedy never witnessed before; the largest mass shooting in our nations history. Many of our fellow LGBTQ members were robbed of their lives through hate and bigotry. Let us stand together and remember and honor our brothers and sisters. We will stand with your forever . We will continue to fight for equality. Hate will never be ok from anyone. Today will stand united in this time of tragedy. Please come join us. UPDATE (10:55 am) Our wonderful Mayor of Long Beach is hosting a vigil at Harvey Milk Park . We want to stand united please walk with us from Bixby Park to Harvey Milk to pay our respect and mourn the lives lost. Please bring candles. Meet at the corner of Cherry & Broadway. We will be walking down Broadway.

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FLORIDA

**ORLANDO** – A rally is being held at 7:00pm on Monday, June 13th at the Lake Eola Bandshell to show the world that we are #OneOrlando. More details here: facebook.com/events/234719866914077/

Broward – Vigil happening now at Pride Center in Wilton Manors.

Jacksonville – Vigil held on Sunday, June 12 in Jacksonville at 7pm at Memorial Park. More details here: facebook.com/events/1163741723657905/

Miami – Vigil held on Sunday, June 12 at 7pm at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17 Street, Miami Beach, FL.

Palm Beach – Vigil on Monday, June 13th at 8:00pm at Cultural Plaza, Lake Worth, FL. More details here: facebook.com/events/1186080424756185/

Sarasota – Vigil on Monday, June 13 at 8pm at Five Points Park hosted by the Harvey Milk Festival. More Details here: facebook.com/events/1724608684477095/

Tallahassee – Vigil on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30pm at Lake Ella Park. Details here: facebook.com/events/1208614349157167/

Tallahassee – Vigil on Monday, June 13th at 6:30pm ET at the steps of the Florida State Capitol. Details here: facebook.com/events/1063260577099583/

Tampa – Vigil tonight at 7:45pm at Metro Wellness & Community Center, Ybor. More details here: facebook.com/events/1386000401415200/

For continued updates on upcoming vigils across the state, please visit: eqfl.org/news/pulse

SEATTLE
This outrageous, senseless act of violence comes during Pride month when LGBTQ people around the world are celebrating the progress we’ve mad towards achieving peace and equality for all. It impacts all of us.  This year more than 200 anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in legislatures throughout this country, with 6 here in Washington specifically targeting our trans community – and the political attacks have continued. 
We need everyone to be united in the struggle against violence and discrimination in all forms.

Please join us tonight at Cal Anderson Park Seattle at 8pm for a vigil in memory of those we’ve lost in Orlando.

We will be joined by Mayor Ed Murray and other elected officials, the Seattle Gay Men’s Course, and local LGBTQ and Faith Leaders. 

Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554769858165873/https://www.facebook.com/events/1554769858165873/

ISRAEL: Zion Square, Jerusalem

Tonight, members of the gay community will gather in Zion Square to mourn the massacre in Orlando targeting the LGBT community and the values of Western liberal democracy. At this time, when our hearts break and tears flow like rain, we must double our efforts spread love… And it is not enough to only come out when something terrible happens. We must come out over and over again in the interim times, to do the work of opening hearts and minds…

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 LONDON – London stands with Orlando

London’s gay village joins hands to honour victims of Pulse shooting.
Monday June 13th 7- 8.00pm
Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4, United Kingdom

https://www.facebook.com/events/1017280595022769/

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READ ABOUT THE MASSACRE

NOTE:
Blood Donations:

Earlier today OneBlood, the local blood bank in Orlando, posted an emergency need for O-, O+, and AB Plasma in the light of last night’s tragedy. Due to overwhelming support by the community, they are now asking that folks make an appointment to donate this week. Call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283) or click here: https://www.oneblood.org/donate-now/

Let family and friends know you are safe by using Facebook’s Safety Check-In feature: https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/orlando-shooting-jun12-2016/

GoFundMe:

Equality Florida has set up a GoFundMe Account that has already raised over $500,000 of the current $1,000,000 goal. The funds raised will go directly to the victims and families affected by this tragedy. Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

WE WILL BE UPDATING. Let us know about your events.
commissionermnathan@gmail.com

#WeareGAY #PULSE #WeSTANDwithORLANDO   #WeareORLANDO

 


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