In the initial wake of the shooting, memorials were held across the country to honor the victims and collectively mourn the loss of the LGBTQ community’s “fallen brothers and sisters,” as Barbara Sheppard, president of PFLAG-Taos and one of the organizers of the march, told The Taos News.
June has been a somber month for Pride. Our collective grief over Orlando is new territory for some, but in the days ahead our solidarity and unity will continue to be needed by so many who have been affected.
In the midst of profound tragedy, we find hope. Numerous PFLAG chapters across the country - and, in fact, around the world—have been holding vigils and support meetings in response to the June 12th shooting in Orlando, which targeted LGBTQ people, primarily of Latinx descent.
Whether you celebrate Pride in June or elsewhere on the calendar, community events are a key place to let people know what you do, the services you provide, your commitment to supporting all people, and how they can connect with...