We grieve those who we have lost but we do not allow hatred to separate us, as love is what makes us strong.
Tonight the Santa Cruz County LGBTIQ+ community gathered at the Santa Cruz Wharf entrance to remember and honor the victims of the Orlando Pulse massacre. A rainbow flag was lowered to half staff while the names of each person were read aloud. The city will allow the memorial to remain for a few days as a public display of community grief.
Thank you to Gloria Nieto and everyone who helped to make this memorial possible.