April 13, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

LGBT communities hold Orlando vigils around the world

Chicago, Photo by Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Chicago, Photo by Gretchen Rachel Hammond

Austin, Texas. Photo by Meghan Stabler
Austin, Texas. Photo by Meghan Stabler.

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Photo by Robyn Ochs
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Photo by Robyn Ochs.

New Orleans. Photo by Mike Friedman
New Orleans. Photo by Mike Friedman.

IMG_6210
Los Angeles. Photo by Karen Ocamb.

Madrid, Spain. Photo by Mike Gorman.
Madrid, Spain. Photo by Mike Gorman.

Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Joshua Newville.
Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Joshua Newville.

San Francisco. By Alberto Lammers
San Francisco. Photo by Alberto Lammers.

New York City, NY. By Joe Jervis
New York City, NY. Photo by Joe Jervis.

Paris, France. Photo by Gerard Koskovich
Paris, France. Photo by Gerard Koskovich

Several hundred people gathered in the Paris on Monday evening for a “We Stand With Orlando” vigil in response to the anti-LGBT massacre that had taken place in Orlando, Fla., over the preceding weekend. The Paris LGBT Community Center and the Inter-LGBT, a coalition of Paris-area LGBT associations, sponsored the event. In a Facebook invitation, the organizers noted that participants would come together “in tribute to the victims and in support of their loved ones.” Under cloudy skies on the Terrace of Human Rights and Liberties across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, speakers from numerous national and local LGBT organizations expressed their sorrow, their anger and their will to continue the movement for LGBT equality. The LGBT news site Yagg reports that similar vigils have taken place or have been announced in 27 other French cities.

Related Posts

Registration Now Open for Summer at New Roads

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

New Roads School is accepting registration for its summer program, a vibrant selection of classes and camps curated to meet...

CodeREV Inspires Kids to Code

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Budding coders, robotics engineers, game developers, animators and STEM campers are invited to join CodeREV this summer for a memorable...

YMCA Santa Monica: When School Is Out, Camp Is In

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

As the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District nears its end,  YMCA Santa Monica is setting up for its popular Summer...

Top 4 Party Boat Rentals in San Diego

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Here’s a rundown of the top 4 party boat rentals that will elevate any event to an unforgettable experience: Alana...

Accents Owner Steven Hanna Reflects on Decades Long Legacy

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

For 37 years, Accents Jewelry has transcended mere commerce, evolving into a vibrant community, a crucible of creativity, and a...

Discover the Untold Story of Folk-Rock Icon Judee Sill in “Lost Angel” Documentary

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Directors Share Insights into the Life and Legacy of the Enigmatic Musician By Dolores Quintana Have you ever heard of...

O.J. Simpson, Infamous Football Star Accused of Murder, Dies at 76

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Controversial Figure Succumbs to Cancer Shortly After Diagnosis Orenthal James Simpson, a former football player who is best known for...

Lyft Driver Faces Felony Sexual Assault Charges, Passenger Was Traveling Between Weho and Santa Monica

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

District Attorney Files Charges Following Allegations by Female Passenger On April 10, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced...

Los Angeles General Medical Center Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Patient Found in West LA

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

Hospital Appeals for Assistance in Reuniting Unknown Patient with Family The Los Angeles General Medical Center, a public hospital operated...

Get Jokerfied with The People’s Joker Director Vera Drew’s Interview; Film Opens on Friday

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

Vera Drew on Crafting a Trans Supervillain and Creating Comedy Chaos By Dolores Quintana The People’s Joker is an explosive...

(Video) The New Menu Experience at Cassia Restaurant in Santa Monica is Delicious

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

The Southeast Asian dishes satisfy. Friendly ambiance, flavorful food, subtle cocktails, beer and wine, and scrumptious desserts. @smmirrornews The New...

Woman Shares Apocalyptic Messages On Social Media Before Woodland Hills/Culver City Murder-Suicide

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Social Media Posts Precede Tragic Events at Family’s Home and on the 405 Freeway Reports have surfaced that a 34-year-old...

SB 1509 Advances: Malibu Officials Rally Behind Negligent Operator Treatment Bill

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Senator Stern’s Legislation Gains Momentum in Effort to Curb Reckless Driving SB 1509, the Negligent Operator Treatment bill spearheaded by...

Indigo Girls Documentary Premieres Nationwide: A Deep Dive into Folk Duo’s Journey

April 9, 2024

April 9, 2024

Directed by Alexandria Bombach, Film Explores the Lives, Legacy of Amy and Emily By Dolores Quintana The music documentary Indigo...

LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn Proposes Aid Package for Workers Amidst Closure of 99 Cents Only Stores

April 9, 2024

April 9, 2024

Former Pic N’ Save CEO Also Steps Up to Try and Save 99 Cents Stores Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice...