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There's a vigil for Orlando in Newtown tonight

Written by
Dee Jefferson

Courtesy Time Out New York

As Pride Week was celebrated across America this weekend, and hundreds took to the dance-floor at Heaps Gay's party at Marrickville's Factory Theatre, the biggest mass-shooting in US history took place in a gay club in Orlando, leaving 50 dead and as many more wounded.

Local group Defend Safe Schools are holding a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre at 7pm tonight (Monday June 13).

If you'd like to show solidarity with the victims, their loved ones and the community of Orlando, and want to show support for the empathy-building work of organisations like Safe Schools Coalition Australia, you can find more details here.

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