Upcoming events help Ithaca show solidarity with Orlando

This week has already seen a brainstorming session on how to support victims of this weekend’s shooting in Orlando and a vigil to honor the memory of the dozens of victims. Still to come are benefits at the Haunt and Moonies and an Ithaca is Love event.

The Haunt hosts a Queer Night every third Thursday on the waterfront, and tonight’s will be a special We Are Orlando benefit. Cash donations will be accepted at the door. There’s no cover charge.

ithaca-is-loveMoonies Nightclub on the Commons is holding a benefit on Friday night and donating proceeds to the Pulse Victims Fund.

A group at Cornell University called Filthy Gorgeous is hosting a vigil on Ho Plaza, in front of Willard Straight Hall, on Saturday. “Please bring a candle to light in honor of the 49 that we lost,” say organizers. “There will be musical performances, poetry readings, and an open mic for anyone interested.” The vigil will start at 8pm, and candles will be lit at 9.

And the first Ithaca is Love event to come out of Monday night’s brainstorming session will be on June 30 alongside the downtown concert series. They’ll gather everyone together starting at 5pm to take an aerial photo of Ithacans wearing rainbow colors. Rainbow t-shirts bearing the Ithaca is Love design will be available for sale so people can wear them for the photo.

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