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LGBT love is stronger than anti-gay hate - Peter Tatchell and other activists at London's vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub terror attack. | by alisdare1
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LGBT love is stronger than anti-gay hate - Peter Tatchell and other activists at London's vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub terror attack.

Many hundreds of people, some wearing rainbow flags and others carrying placards, came to Old Compton Street in London's Soho district to show solidarity with the victims of Omar Mateen who killed 49 people and seriously injured another 53 in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

 

The large crowd could barely fit into the street and it fell silent at 7 pm as a sign of respect for all those killed and injured in America's worst mass shooting in its modern history.

 

As well as activists from the Peter Tatchell foundation there were also a number of members from the "Out and Proud Diamond Group" at the vigil (for more information see below).

 

Peter Tatchell, the veteran human rights campaigner and head of the Peter Tatchell foundation, said

 

"the vigil is a huge act of solidarity and defiance. We are here, we are queer and we refuse to live in fear."

 

He added that he thought the LGBT community would not be intimidated and he was confident that London's LGBT pride on 25 June would prove to be the biggest ever.

 

Find out more about the Peter Tatchell Foundation and its work on various human rights issues, including LGBT rights, at www.petertatchellfoundation.org/

 

and on the Out and Proud Diamond Group, a Europe based African LGBTI rights group, at opdg.org/

 

Here are the names and ages of the 49 victims of the terror attack according to

www.cityoforlando.net/blog/victims/

 

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

 

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

 

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old

 

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old

 

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

 

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

 

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

 

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

 

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

 

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

 

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

 

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

 

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

 

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

 

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

 

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

 

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

 

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

 

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

 

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

 

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

 

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

 

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

 

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old

 

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

 

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

 

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old

 

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old

 

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

 

Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old

 

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

 

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old

 

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

 

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

 

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

 

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old

 

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old

 

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

 

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old

 

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old

 

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

 

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

 

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

 

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old

 

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

 

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

 

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

 

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

 

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

  

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Taken on June 13, 2016