(EDGE) On Monday evening June 12, New York City-based LGBTQ action group Gays Against Guns NY and 20 partnering LGBTQ nightclubs will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre and pay respects to the 49 members of the LGBT community who lost their lives.
According to press notes, the Memorial, which is set to take place in front of the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street, NYC) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. "will be a solemn and joyfully defiant experience as we remember the tragedy that brought the fight for gun violence prevention directly into our LGBTQ nightlife community."
The event is open to the public and will take place rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to dress in black to mourn the Pulse Nightclub victims.
Patrons of partnering bars will travel together to arrive outside The Stonewall Inn by 6:30 pm.
Scheduled to appear are Pulse survivor Keinon Carter, the Lavender Light Gospel Choir, Youth a capella group Passing Notes, singer Aaron Paul and more.
The public is invited to meet up at partnering bars throughout New York City including The Stonewall Inn, 9th Ave Saloon, Henrietta Hudson, Cubbyhole, Julius, Phoenix, Rise, Mickey Spillane's and others after the Memorial for community-building and drink specials.
Gays Against Guns NY is an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death-investors, manufacturers, and the NRA and politicians who block safer gun laws. We are New York-based but work with GAG chapters in other cities to ensure safety for all individuals, particularly vulnerable communities such as people of color, LGBTQ people, women, people struggling with mental illness, and religious minorities.
For information on this and more Gays Against Guns events, visit www.gaysagainstguns.net