The Vigil

15 Jun

Orlando vigil 1


Husb and I went to a vigil in the city centre last evening for those recently murdered in the atrocity in Orlando in the USA. It was sad but also joyous because so many people came together to commemorate those who had died and to stand up for what’s right. I’m of an age that I can remember when friends were routinely “queer-bashed” back in the 1970s and 1980s and the police and general public didn’t want to know. Times have changed. What was heartening at the vigil was the spread of ages, from elders to teenagers, united.


Orlando vigil 2




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6 Responses to “The Vigil”

  1. anna warren portfolio June 20, 2016 at 08:47 #

    I couldn’t even think about this when it happened – what is there to say? Wonderful to think that people can come together to mourn this kind of action.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 20, 2016 at 10:46 #

      I think it has affected people worldwide. We have to come together and reject violence internationally.

  2. allesistgut June 16, 2016 at 07:36 #

    It’s beautiful to hear and to read about so many supporting people.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 16, 2016 at 09:58 #

      It’s heartening to see the response across the world. So good to see that attitudes to gay people have changed so much.

  3. jhv57 June 16, 2016 at 00:47 #

    Thanks for sharing this. Heartbreaking

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