While we're still trying to process the shock and revulsion we feel regarding the horror that unfolded at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, we did want to share this press release we've received from Indy Pride. Togetherness in grief — it's a good way to start healing.
Remembering our Brothers and Sisters
Yesterday our community celebrated loudly with the Circle City IN Pride Festival. Today, we reflect on the lives lost in a senseless act of violence in Orlando, Florida. While the details are still being discovered, what we know is that the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community were lost at Pulse Nightclub.
These are the lives of our brothers and sisters.
These are the lives of people who were likely celebrating like us last night.
These are the lives that show us that our journey as a community is far from finished.
While this act of violence can create fear within the LGBTQ+ community, we must not let the lives lost be in vain. Today is a moment for us to unite as a community to mourn the loss in Orlando and to illustrate to the world that we are not scared to be who we are and to love whom we love.
Please join members of the Indianapolis LGBTQ+ community tonight 6-7pm (doors open at 5:30) at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (502 N. New Jersey Street) for a vigil to remember those that were lost this morning and those that are lost every day for being who they are.
Today’s planned Tea Dance at Metro Nightclub will be postponed in light of the situation, so that all can attend the vigil.
Note: Due to a simultaneous event in Old National Centre, nearby parking lots may be charging. Enter at the main marquee on Alabama Street.