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Wednesday June 15th, 2016

Posted at 9:31pm

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Windsor-Essex Pride Fest with the support of the community, supporters, and leaders brought an emotion filled vigil to Maiden Lane in Downtown Windsor Wednesday evening to honour and remember those lost and wounded in the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. From speeches to singalongs to a slam poem, the vigil gave locals a chance to show their support for the LGBTTIQ community, and show their respect to those affected.

Rather than light candles or launch balloons in the air, the comunity set a dove free to symbolize their support. In addition, a Canadian Pride Flag was set out for supporters to sign that will be sent to Orlando, Florida. Photos of those killed in the attack were displayed on the stage and around the buildings on Maiden Lane.

Hundreds of the local community came out to show their support as well as speakers, including Mayor Drew Dilkens, David Lenz, and Greyson Abela.

The Walkerville Collegiate Institute Choir, Music Moves Kids Choir, Intune Glee Choir, and the cast of a chorus line sing with the crowd.

The Pride Fest Windsor-Essex Board

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