Vigils To Be Held Around the Country

Jim Burroway

June 12th, 2016

We Are Orlando

I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few, but here is the list that I have so far. I’ll post updates as I find them. You can also check a new web site, We Are Orlando, is also tracking vigils.

Do you have any photos? Please send them here.

Albany, NY: 8 p.m. at Rocks.

Allentown, PA: 6 p.m. at Candida’s Bar.

Ann Arbor, MI: 8:30 p.m. at Aut Bar.

Anchorage, AK: 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (616 W. 10th Avenue, Anchorage)

Albuquerque, NM: 7:30 p.m. at Morningside Park.

Atlanta, GA:

Aspen, CO: at 8:00 p.m. in Paepcke Park.

Augusta, GA: 8 p.m. at MCC of Our Redeemer.

Austin, TX: 7:30 p.m. on Fourth Street.

Bainbridge Island, WA: 8 p.m. at Winslow Way and 305.

Baltimore, MD:

Belton, TX: 8:30 p.m. at the Bell County Courthouse.

Berea, KY: Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Union Church Berea.

Beverly, MA: 7:30 at Beverly Common.

Billings, MT: 8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church.

Bisbee, AZ: 7 p.m. at Grassy Park next to the Mining Museum.

Bloomington, IN: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Boston, MA:

Bozeman, MT: 9 p.m. at the Gallatin County Courthouse.

Bremerton, WA: Tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Evergreen Park.

Buffalo, NY: Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Niagara Square.

Burlington, VT: Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Society.

Butte, MT: 8 p.m. at the county courthouse steps.

Castro Valley, CA: 7 p.m. at the Safeway parking lot.

Cedar Rapids, IA: 7:30 p.m. at Belle’s Basix.

Charleston, SC: Tomorrow at 7 p.m., downtown Charleston (location TBD).

Charlotte, NC:

Chattanooga, TN: Tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Chuck’s II.

Chicago, IL: 7 p.m. at Halsted and Roscoe.

Clarksville, TN: 7 p.m. at Riverside Drive Park.

Dallas, TX: 8 p.m. at the Resource Center on Cedar Springs.

Denton, TX: 5 p.m. at the Denton County Courthouse Square.

Denver, CO: 8:30 p.m. at Tracks.

Dillon, MT: 8 p.m. at St. James Church.

Eureka Springs, AR: 8 p.m. at Basin Park.

Fairbanks, AK: 8 p.m. at Golden Heart Plaza.

Farmington, NM: Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at Orchard Park.

Fayetteville, AK: 8:15 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Ferndale, MI: 8 p.m. at Ferndale City Hall.

Fitchburg, MA: Tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Upper Common.

Flint, MI: Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Wilson Park.

Fort Smith, AR: 8 p.m. at Kinkead’s.

Fresno, CA: 7 p.m. at the Fresno LGBT Community Center.

Gainesville, FL: 8 p.m. at Ayers Medical Plaza.

Grand Junction, CO: 8 p.m. at Charlie Dwellington’s.

Great Falls, MT: 8 p.m. at the New Federal Courthouse.

Greensboro, NC:

Greenville, NC: Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at Five Points Plaza.

Greenville, SC: 8 p.m. at Greenville Falls Park.

Guerneville, CA: 10 p.m. at the Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar.

Harlingen, TX: Tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Valley AIDS Council.

Helena, MT: 8 p.m. on the Capitol Steps.

Honolulu, HI:

Houston, TX: 8 p.m. at Hermann Park.

Indianapolis, IN: 6 p.m. at the Egyptian Room.

Jacksonville, FL: 7 p.m. at Memorial Park.

Jamaica Plain, MA: 5 p.m. at the Monument.

Jersey City, NJ: Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Newark Ave. Pedestrian Plaza.

Johnson City, TN: Tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Founder’s Park.

Kansas City, MO: 6:30 p.m. at Barney Allis Plaza.

Kingston, NY: 9 p.m. at Wall St and N. Front Street.

LaCrosse, WI: 6 p.m. at the Seven Rivers LGBTQ Connection.

Lafayette, IN: Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at Congress Street UMC.

Lakeland, FL: Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Mirror.

Lancaster, PA: 7 p.m. at Penn Square.

Lansing, MI: 6 p.m. at the State Capitol.

Las Cruces, NM: 7 p.m. at Pioneer Women’s Park.

Las Vegas, NV: 7 p.m. at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.

Lexington, KY: 8:30 p.m. at Triangle Park.

Lincoln, NE:

Long Beach, CA: 7:30 in Harvey Milk Park.

Long Island, NY: Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Bay Shore.

Los Angeles, CA: Tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Los Angeles City Hall.

Louisville, KY: 8 p.m. candlelight vigil on both the Louisville and Jeffersonville sides of the Big Four Bridge.

Memphis, TN: 8:30 at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center.

Mexico City: 8 p.m. in front of the U.S. Embassy.

Milford, PA: 6:p.m. at the Upper Delaware LGBT Center.

Minneapolis, MN: 7 p.m. at Loring Park.

Missoula, MT: 8 p.m. on the Oval.

Nashville, TN:

Nevada City, CA: Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Robinson Plaza.

New Hope, PA: 8:30 on the Delaware.

New York, NY:

Norfolk, VA: Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads.

Norristown, PA: Tuesday at 7:30 at the Reformed Church of the Ascension UCC.

Northampton, MA: Wednesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Oakland, CA: 8 p.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza.

Oceanside, CA: 5 p.m. at the North County LGBTQ Resource Center.

Oklahoma City, OK: 7 p.m. at Freedom Oklahoma.

Omaha, NE: 8 p.m. at Dundee-Memorial Park.

Orlando, FL:

Palm Springs, CA: 6:30 p.m. at Arenas Rd.

Pensacola, FL: tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Seville Square.

Philadelphia, PA: Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at Philadelphia City Hall.

Pittsburgh, PA: 8 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Phoenix, AZ:

Porterville, CA: 8 p.m. at Centennial Park.

Portland, OR:

Raleigh, NC: 8 p.m. at the Legends Night Club complex.

Reno, NV: 7 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center.

Rochester, NY:

Salem, MA: 6:30 at Riley Plaza.

Salt Lake City, UT: Tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City and County Building.

San Juan, PR: 7 p.m. at Centro Comunitario LGBTT de PR.

Sarasota, FL: Tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Harvey Milk Festival, Five Points Park.

St. Louis, MO: 8:30 at the Triangle at Sarah St, Manchester Ave, and Cheauteau Ave.

San Diego, CA:

San Francisco, CA: 8 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza.

San Jose, CA: 5 p.m. at the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center.

Santa Barbara, CA: 7:30 at De La Guerra Park.

Santa Cruz, CA: 1 p.m. at the Town Clock.

Santa Fe, NM: Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Santa Fe Plaza.

Seattle, WA: 8 p.m. at Cal Anderson Park.

Syracuse, NY: 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Tacoma, WA: 8 p.m. at Tollefson Plaza.

Tallahassee, FL: 7:30 at Lake Ella Park.

Tucson, AZ: 8 p.m. at Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

Tulsa, OK: 8:#0 p.m. at Club Majestic.

Visalia, CA: 7 p.m. at the Source LGBT+ Center.

Walnut Creek, CA: tomorrow at 6:30 at Club 1220.

Washington, DC:

West Hollywood, CA: 6 p.m. at Santa Monica Blvd and Holloway Drive near the fountain.

Wichita, KS: 7 p.m. at Pine Valley Christian Church.

Wilmington, NC: 7:30 at Costello’s Piano Bar.

Wilton Manors, FL: 5 p.m. at the Pride Center.

Winston-Salem, NC: 7 p.m. at Parkway UCC.

Worcester, MA: 7 p.m. at MB Lounge.



June 12th, 2016

Minneapolis will have one at Loring Park at 7 PM.


June 12th, 2016

Toronto, tonight, Barbara Hall Park, next to the 519.


June 12th, 2016

Eureka Springs, Arkansas 8 pm
Fayetteville Arkansas 8 pm


June 13th, 2016

Framingham, MA: Tuesday, June 14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., on the Framingham Common (Edgell Road)

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