Brooklyn Pride: A Parade and a Vigil

Brooklyn Pride parade on June 10. (photo by Pamela Wong via BKLYNER)

Local politicians and residents turned out at dusk on Saturday, June 10, not only to celebrate the LGBTQ community in the borough’s pride parade, but also to attend a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Orlando nightclub killings a year ago, reports Pamela Wong in BKLYNER.

While Saturday’s parade would typically mark the end of the Brooklyn Pride events, this year the organization hosted the Equality Rally for Unity and Pride, a candlelight vigil held at dusk behind the Old Stone House (336 3rd Street between 4th & 5th Avenues) to commemorate the lives lost during Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy one year ago on June 12.

Letitia James, Scott Stringer, Carlos Menchaca, Robert Carroll, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, and Bishop Zachary Jones of the Unity Fellowship Church spoke at the rally to discuss how “Equality. No Exceptions!” can be made a reality and to demand an end to gun violence.

Go to BKLYNER to view photos of the day’s events.

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