Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

Emotional vigil for victims Orlando attack at Floris Suite Hotel

AT8A0179WILLEMSTAD - In the evening of last Friday at the 17th of June 2016 there was a emotional vigil as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on gay bar Pulse in Orlando, America. The gay friendly Floris Suite Hotel organized the vigil in conjunction with Curacao Pride, FOKO Curacao, PinkCuracao and Curacao Rainbow House.

Almost 100 sympathizers for the victims gathered last Friday in front of Floris Suite Hotel. At the vigil they made a tribute to the victims, their family and their friends. People also shared their sadness, disgust and outrage towards the attack with each other. ‘It was a very beautiful and emotional vigil,’ says Marlous Vlasblom-Molendijk, organizer of Curacao Pride. ‘The attack on the gay bar effected the LGBT’s and their friends so much because it is an attack on their people, their values and their believes.’ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender).

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