Charlotte vigils honor the victims of Orlando shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Members of Charlotte Latin Pride held a vigil Sunday night to honor the victims of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT club on Latin night. One of those members, Jaime Crespo, is a friend of victim Javier Jorge-Reyes.

“Even when things were going crazy in his life, he was never upset,” Crespo told WCNC. “He was always happy. He was always positive.”

There was also a vigil Sunday night at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church.

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Additionally, they have posted to their Facebook page that they will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at their Lingle Chapel, at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road, for prayer for the victims of the shooting.

There was a vigil at the First United Methodist Church uptown on Monday from 6-7:00 p.m. The vigil took place in the sanctuary.

There was also be a candlelight vigil Monday at The Bar at 316 at 8:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 14, Mecklenburg Ministries and the Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice held an interfaith vigil and service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 115 W Seventh Street, starting at 6 p.m.

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Upcoming:

On Thursday, June 16, there will be a vigil at L4 Lounge, 2906 Central Avenue, starting at 8 p.m.

On Monday, June 20, there will be a vigil at Chaser’s, 3217 The Plaza, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Equality NC has put together a list of vigils taking place throughout the state, which can can find here. Upcoming vigils are also planned in Asheville, Boone, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville and Wilmington.

If there are any we have missed please share them in the comments below.

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Posted by Jeff Taylor / Social Media Editor

Jeff Taylor is a journalist and artist. In addition to QNotes, his work has appeared in publications such The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing Charlotte, Inside Lacrosse, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport and has lived in Charlotte since 2006.@jefftaylorhuman.