Vigil for Orlando to Take Place at Milwaukee City Hall Tonight

To show support for Orlando the city of Milwaukee and LGBT Organizations in Milwaukee are holding a vigil tonight.

Organizers said they are expecting hundreds if not thousands of people for tonight’s vigil here at city hall.

A show of support for the victims in Florida their family, friends and the LGBT community here in Milwaukee and across the country.

Tonight’s vigil is an extension of the solidarity the LGBT community showed at PrideFest this weekend.

Around 15,000 stood for a moment of silence, honoring the victims in Orlando.

The Milwaukee LGBT community center was on hand to offer counseling.

They said since then they have heard from many in Milwaukee who have a strong connection to the LGBT community in Orlando. 

“This could have happened in Milwaukee we are very sad here in Milwaukee we are Orlando. Just like every city in the country is Orlando. This could have happened anyplace,” said Karen Gotzler, Executive Director of MKE LGBT Community Center.

US Bank is also setting up a fund for local people who have family and friends in Orlando  along with the victim’s families across the country. 

Information on how to donate will be available this week.

The vigil will be a simple but somber event starting at 7 tonight at city hall.  

The mayor is supposed to speak, and people will also read poems and sing songs.

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