Americans are uniting after the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11 and the LGBT community is standing in solidarity after a terrorist targeted them in a nightclub in Orlando late Saturday night.
WeAreOrlando events are scheduled in numerous states and countries in upcoming days to stand in solidarity with the victims, their families, and the community as a whole. A view of the WeAreOrlando website shows events continuing to be added.
Numerous events were scheduled on Monday to remember the victims.
“Join us for a gathering on Tuesday, June 14th at 7pm at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to remember the victims of the Orlando massacre and come together as a community,” one event invite read that was scheduled in Atlanta.
“Please join the LGBTQ and allied community in this visible response to ant-LGBTQ violence and stand strong together in this important moment. We are Pulse; we are Orlando; we are Rhode Island,” read the Facebook event page in Rhode Island, which is planned for Tuesday.
In Washington D.C., an event scheduled for Wednesday received an overwhelming number of RSVPs, and a new venue is being sought. According to their Facebook event page, a doctor will be on hand who will “facilitate a community conversation about the Pulse Nightclub Shooting.”
“This is a safe forum to share your feelings, get information, talk about grief and discuss what our local community can do to assist in this time of crisis,” wrote the DC Center for the LBGT Community.
“Join with friends and neighbors to grieve the loss of the lives cut short in Orlando. The service will include prayers and meditations framed by Herbert Howell’s Requiem,” wrote San Diego’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral for their event scheduled on June 15.
From California to New York, in large cities and smaller towns, Americans are once again gathering in grief, horror, shock and remembering the victims and their families.
Vigils and prayer services were not only scheduled in America. The United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Ontario, Italy, Mexico and the Netherlands all have events scheduled as of Monday evening to show their support for those who were killed in Orlando.