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Vigil to Honor Lives of Orlando Shooting Victims

June 15, 2016

For Immediate Release

June 15, 2016


Contact: Robert Salcido, Chairman

Pride Center San Antonio



Media Advisory

Vigil to Honor Lives of Orlando Shooting Victims


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – On Thursday, June 16, Mayor Ivy Taylor will join members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally community, for a candlelight vigil at Crockett Park to honor the lives of our forty-nine brothers and sisters fatally shot in Orlando, Florida.


In an effort to build bridges and have a broader discussion about violence against people of color and other marginalized communities, the Muslim Children Education and Civic Center, Temple Beth-El, along with other interfaith leaders and social justice organizations will gather in solidarity. Local LGBTQ authors and poets will recite words of compassion, inclusion, and unity.


Community members are encouraged to attend to show support and compassion for the victims, their families, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. Grief counselors will be available onsite.


Attendees should prepare for warm weather; limited supply of water will be available. Lawn chairs encouraged for those who do not wish to stand for long periods of a time.


WHO:              Pride Center San Antonio

WHAT:            Vigil to Honor Lives of Orlando Shooting Victims

WHERE:          Crockett Park 1300 N. Main St. San Antonio, TX 78212

WHEN:            Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:00 p.m.



Robert Salcido, Board Chair, Pride Center San Antonio

Mayor Ivy Taylor, City of San Antonio

Muslim Children Education & Civic Center

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Poet/Author

Councilman Roberto Trevino, City of San Antonio

Joe Reyes-Boitel, Poet/Author

Rabbi Mara Nathan,  Temple Beth-El

Polly Anna Rocha, Poet/Author

Mehmet Oguz, Raindrop Turkish House

Deborah Myers & Nikki Valdez, Dignity San Antonio

Kiran Bains, City of San Antonio, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Foxxy Blue Orchid, Poet/Author

Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council

MCC San Antonio – Metropolitan Community Church

Music by: Miguel Ochoa & Michelle Burnett




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.

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