UDGLBT Hosting Vigil Tonight to Mourn Victims of Orlando Terror Attack

In response to today’s early-morning terror attack in Orlando, the Upper Delaware GLBT is holding a vigil for the victims, tonight at 6 p.m.

“We all mourn deeply for the victims and their families after this horrific crime. And while this incident is still under investigation, unfortunately, violence is a threat to so many in the LGBT community every day. Today while we celebrate Pride in communities around Pennsylvania, we stand in solidarity with those who are the victims of violence and their families and call for unity against all forms of attack against LGBT people who simply want to build a life for themselves and their loved ones,” (via Ted Martin of Equality Pennsylvania).

UDGLBT Executive Director Cary Giacalone said to MilfordNow this evening, “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic events that have occurred in Orlando. We welcome everyone to join us tonight at 6 pm.”

Giacalone also indicated that Milford Mayor Sean Strub would be attending.

Governor Wolf Lowers Flags to Half-Staff

In accordance with President Obama’s proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff, effective immediately. This order is to mark respect for the victims of the attack at an LGBT club that took place early this morning in Orlando, Florida.

“Frances and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families, and the entire Orlando community for the tragic and senseless terror attack and hate crime that occurred early this morning in Florida,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I ask all Pennsylvanians to participate in this tribute on behalf of all who were lost and injured.”

Vigil Details

Tonight (Sunday, June 12, 2016)
6 p.m.
UDGLBT Center
(in the historic Milford Schoolhouse)
201 East Harford Street
Milford, PA 18337

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Preston Ehrler spent 17 years on Wall Street in New York City working for Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney and Bear Stearns. He was also a principal at an options strategy based hedge fund. He is the founder and Editor of MilfordNow and PortJervisNow.

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