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© Will Pollock 2016

[ this post has updates where noted below ]

Even in the face of murderous hatred, love emerges… and always wins.

The Atlanta community came together Sunday evening for a peace vigil at TEN Midtown, where hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered to light candles and show solidarity with Orlando and the victims of the mass murder of 49 innocent people at Pulse nightclub.

BROWSE MY IMAGES FROM THE ATLANTA VIGIL ON SMUGMUG

It’s more important that the images do the talking, so have a look and please share them… if you do share, please ping me so I can RT or share again. Have a look at the YouTube video I made featuring Jennifer Hudson’s live version of “Imagine.”

 

The GoFundMe page to raise money for the Orlando families has broken a record for most donations ever—$3 million and counting. (give now)

 

UPDATE: On the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced that the rainbow flags installed in midtown for 2015 Atlanta Gay Pride will become permanent.

“Last year when that massacre occurred we were right here on that corner,” he told WSB-TV, the Atlanta ABC affiliate. He’s right: people from all walks of life, this blogger included, came down to show support for Pulse victims and their families.

Mayor Reed will be meeting with Atlanta Public Works on logistics and they expect the rainbow crosswalk to be in place by next month. (big h/t to Susan Stone on FB) 🔵

 


 

Will Pollocksideways is an Atlanta-based freelance multimedia journalist focusing on pop-culture, politics, journalism & media, retail, real estate, travel, politics, and human interest. 

He is the author of two books (Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way. Sign up for the mailing list, follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram—and check out the book links below.

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