List of vigils nationwide for anti-gay massacre in Florida

Vigils are being planned today, nationwide, in response to the horrific terrorist attack at a gay club in Orlando, Florida last night.

Here is the latest list:

NYC
6 p.m.
Stonewall Park
7th & Christopher

NYC
7:30 p.m.
Diversity Plaza
Queens
37th Road between 73rd & 74th Streets in Jackson Heights

San Diego
7 p.m.
at the giant rainbow flag
University & Normal

Houston
8 p.m.
Hermann Park
near zoo entrance

Chicago
7 p.m.
Halsted & Roscoe

Seattle
5 p.m.
Cal Anderson Park

Wilton Manors, Fla.
5 p.m.
Pride Center

Oklahoma City
9 PM
At Angles

Louisville
8 pm
On both sides of Big Four bridge. People will walk to the center, join in candlelight at 8:30pm.

Atlanta
8:45 p.m.
TEN Atlanta
990 Piedmont Ave NE

Nashville
6 p.m. CDT at OutCentral,
Walk to Metro Courthouse with Candlight Vigil featuring Mayor Megan Barry at 8:00 pm

Lansing, Mich.
6 p.m.
Michigan State Capitol
Spiral Dance Club
9:15 p.m.

Santa Cruz, Calif.
1 p.m.
town clock

Jamaica Plain, Mass.
5 p.m.
The Monument

Milford, Penn.
6 p.m.
Pike County courthouse to the Upper Delaware GLBT Center

Boston
6 p.m.
Parkman Bandstand Boston Common

Minneapolis
7 p.m.
Loring Park

Orlando
6 p.m.
Joy Metropolitan

San Francisco
8pm
SF Harvey Milk Plaza candlelight vigil

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  • Maryjking2
  • Zorba

    Merci beaucoup.

  • Pierre-Yves SALOMON

    Paris and the French people stands with Orlando.

  • Patriciajcain3
  • Bill_Perdue

    “Sitora Yusufiy, the ex-wife of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, said during a press conference on Sunday that she believes that Mateen suffered from mental illness.

    After calling her ex “bi-polar,” Yusufiy said he was deeply disturbed and would abuse her physically during their four-month marriage. (She also added that she had not spoken to Mateen or his family in at least seven years.)

    “He was mentally unstable and mentally ill and he was obviously disturbed, deeply,” she said. “That’s when I started worrying about my safety and he was abusing me physically very often and not allowing me to speak to my family and he kept me hostage from them. And I tried to see good in him even then but my family was very tuned into it I was going through and decided to visit me in rescue me out of that situation.

    She was joined at the press conference by her current fiancé, who also reiterated that he thought the shooting had “nothing to do” with religion, and more with mental illness. “ http://www.people.com/article/orlando-mass-shooter-omar-mateen-ex-wife

  • Bill_Perdue

    Las Vegas Nevada “The UNLV Center for Social Justice, M.E.ChA., Care Advocates, UNLV Spectrum and UNLV Undocunetwork are hosting a vigil tonight for the victims and survivors of the shooting that occurred during “Latino Night” at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL this weekend.

    The vigil will take place at the Center for Social Justice at UNLV, located at the Houssels House which can be accessed from Tropicana by turning north on Brussels Road. Houssels House (HOU) is located across from the Architecture Building on UNLV’s campus. The vigil will take place at the Center for Social Justice at UNLV, located at the Houssels House (see below for map) from 6:00-9:00pm. Parking at UNLV is free after 5pm.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Yesterday’s devastating news brought to mind all of the people that were lost to complications of AIDS. Thanks for posting this.

  • MoonDragon

    He had a history of domestic abuse. That should be a flag in BG checks.

  • emjayay

    Well, he only killed 50 people, so there’s that.

    As I remember it there have been efforts to just limit clips to some number of bullets, and that gets (oh crap I was going to write “shot down”, but anyway…) watered down or not passed.

  • chukobuk

    20 years, sounds like the National Firearms Act has been very successful at eliminating the criminal use of fully automatic firearms by simply requiring registration and background checks. By that observation, NFA should be expanded to cover all semi-automatic firearms and it won’t require any confiscation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/opinion/gun-control-that-actually-works.html

  • So what do you suggest we do. More than one mass shooting a day is not acceptable to most of us. What should we do to reduce these mass murders?

  • quax

    Keep up the good work, vote Libertarian all the way. Now go and play somewhere else.

  • quax

    The truth would obviously not stab her in the ass but rather use a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle.

    Nice NRA trolling though …

  • quax

    This guy was on the no-fly list, and nevertheless was allowed to legally purchase these guns. This is almost verbatim the example that Obama recently warned about.

    Yes, more, or rather better, laws could have prevented this.

  • quax

    Card carrying Democrat and ISIS member …

    Yes, that makes so much sense. In your mind they are probably the same anyhow.

    BTW he passed those Florida State background checks, while at the same time being flagged on the federal no-fly list.

  • See, I on the other hand voted for Obama, who won. He appointed Sotomayor and Kagan (which I can gare-on-tee McCain wouldn’t’ve), and now I can get fucking married.

    That seems a little more… now, what’s the right word? Practical? Efficient? Effective? Smart?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Seems to me that you need to argue the point with the Orlando Police.

  • I haven’t said anything about you.

  • Beats Trump by a mile tho’, bitch.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Why was my answer stupid? BTW – if you are going to put an word in bold print, be sure to spell it correctly.

  • west coast raffy

    Hillary fool. So a self-professed far leftist of even liberals is voting for the moderate corporatist unable to call out Islamic fundamentalism after Orlando- and who wouldn’t know the truth after it stabbed her in the ass…

    Good luck with that…

  • west coast raffy

    Dude- I haven’t voted Repub since 1984.

    Paul 88, Marrou 92, Browne 96 & 00, Badnarik in 04, The Constitution Party loon in 08- ’cause Barr was a disaster, and Johnson in 12.

    Tell me more about my “conservatism”…

  • Hillary fool.

    You work to destroy conservatism and subvert fundamentalism with the candidate you have, not the one wish and all that.

  • west coast raffy

    And I absolutely love the stupid answers I keep getting…

    The last time I remember a fuly automatic weapon used in a crime was the Hollywood shoot-out in 1997. (almost 20 years) “Illegally” modifed weapon… but more laws will work!

  • Zorba

    For those who did not know this:

    The co-owner of Pulse, the Orlando gay nightclub that became the scene
    of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday, founded the club
    to honor her brother who died of AIDS and to support the lesbian, gay,
    bisexual and transgender community.

    Barbara Poma, whose brother died in 1991, opened Pulse in 2004 with
    business partner Ron Legler. The venue promoted gay rights and put on
    events supporting happenings in the gay community, ranging from Come Out
    with Pride to Gay Games, according to the club’s website.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/orlando-club-pulse-was-sisters-tribute-to-gay-brother-who-died-of-aids/

  • west coast raffy

    So, who you gonna vote for Harry? Raoul Castro, Maduro, or Kim Jong-un?

  • west coast raffy

    Of course, the killer here used a semi-automatic weapon- so, not an “assault weapon”?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    From Wikipedia: “An assault rifle is a fully automatic selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.”

    Hopefully that answers your question since you seem to be asking it on many blogs.

  • What in the world makes you think I’m as far right as even the most liberal Democrat?

  • Moorezart

    The Reno Arch is going dark tonight to honor the victims. Vigil at 7:00 p.m.

  • west coast raffy

    You are correct. I hope all Democrats run on that…

  • west coast raffy

    What makes a gun an “assault” rifle? Black and scary?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    How about prohibiting the sale of assault rifles?

  • Repealing the 2nd Amendment counts as new, right?

    That’s what I’d use.

  • west coast raffy

    Sorry you missed the news, dude… the guy was a Democrat who passed multiple background checks. What new law would you use to stop an attack like this?

  • atavist

    Portland, OR can need added to the list. A vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday at NW Couch Street and Broadway. A second vigil will take place Thursday, organized by the Q Center and Pride NW.

    Sources:

    http://www.kgw.com/mb/news/local/portland-vigil-for-orlando-sunday-night-how-you-can-help/240878524

    https://m.facebook.com/events/487121031495698/

  • Sarah Russell

    Las Vegas: 7pm at The Center, 401 S Maryland Pkway
    http://www.thecenterlv.org/news/273-pulse-prayer-vigil

  • HammishFerny

    In Seattle tonight at 8:00 Pm

  • NicKelly

    There’s a candlelight vigil in Tampa at 7:00 at Curtis Hixon Park.

  • Trump says he wants the RNC to be a real spectacle this year.

    If we can rush all those autopsies, maybe instead of addressing one empty chair they can address 50 full caskets?

  • Thanks, John. None near me, but as we have thunderstorms maybe better to wait a few days.

  • 2patricius2

    The St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community will be meeting at Manchester and Sarah Street in the Grove at 8:30 p.m. tonight and march to the Transgender Memorial Garden for a vigil. Participants and speakers are continually joining the effort where community leaders, including Mayor Francis G. Slay, will speak.

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