FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2016
Contact: Robert Salcido, Board of Directors, Chairman
Pride Center San Antonio joins LGBTQ community across the country in mourning
San Antonio, Texas – We are deeply saddened by the tragic news this morning of the horrific mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We join with the LGBTQ community across the country in mourning the loss of our sisters and brothers. We express our condolences and thoughts to all those who lost their lives and for their families.
“Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters in Orlando, Florida. We stand in solidarity with their loved ones and mourn their loss,” said Robert Salcido, Pride Center San Antonio Chairman. “As a community, we denounce the violence against all LGBTQ people. In defiance, we will not stop celebrating our communities desire to gather and embrace ourselves in a true and authentic way.”
We will gather as a San Antonio community for a candlelight vigil on Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm at the gazebo in Crockett Park 1300 N. Main Ave. San Antonio, TX 78212 to unite in prayer for the victims of this horrific tragedy. Follow The Center on Facebook for up-to-date details on planning of the vigil.
Pride Center San Antonio serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.