“Whatever this evil is that’s spreading across the world, it seems like people everywhere are starting to get a taste of it.”
This is said apropos of nothing by a woman standing beside The Stonewall Inn; she says she came to “pay her respects” by joining the crowd that right now is jostling for a position directly in front of the bar.
By the front entrance, a spray of flowers, notes, and candles have been placed as a memorial to the fifty people lost in the Orlando massacre early Sunday morning. The vigil officially starts at seven. One man, one of many hovering around the shrine, openly sobs: “Everyone be careful out there,” he keeps saying to strangers shuffling past. Pockets of people scream “Love, not hate!” Police officers swarm near the barricades erected up and down Christopher Street. Many clutch automatic rifles. A lone chopper circles overhead.
Cutting through the crowd, a bicycle messenger grows exasperated as he’s momentarily gridlocked: “What the fuck is this faggot shit?” he barks. He spits next to the memorial before escaping the throng. News crews with cameras and microphones vie for the closest proximity to the bar entrance: NYS governor Andrew Cuomo and New York mayor Bill de Blasio Andrew Cuomo and NYC mayor Bill De Blasio will be saying a few words at some point during the night.
To watch a live feed of the vigil, you can visit here or here.
Useless bunch. Go hold a protest outside a mosque if you want to be taken seriously.
@joeyty: Aside from demonstrating to the world that you are a piece of shite, this useless group got:
Drugs for AIDS
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repealed
Same Sex Marriage nationwide
What have you done faceless troll?
@QJ201: Thank you. Joeyty like the other homonationalist Trump/GOP supporters is obsessed with Islam. All of the last 40+ years of US LGBTIQ history have been erased because of that obsession.
All of the last 3,000 years of LGBTIQ history have also been erased, including the bit about how the Puritans and Roman Catholic Church hanged or burned people to death because of homosexual acts. Now it’s all about Islam with them.
@QJ201: Useless clowns.
@QJ201: Islam is what will wipe out all 40+ years of the work you did. You fought for equality and then just surrendered to Islam overnight. This incident was just the first of it. The third time a Muslim has attempted a mass murder of gays in the U.S. and the first successful one. Welcome to the new world.
@QJ201: They got none of that done. All they did was unsuccessfully try to pull a boycott against the Fire Island Pines last summer which flopped beyond belief.
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