Vigil for Orlando
“The Orlando murders were born of tragic hate, stupidity, and ignorance”
A vigil, arranged by the Intercom Trust with the support of the Dean and Chapter, will take place on Friday 17th June at 18.30 on Cathedral Green.
We warmly welcome all who would like to come and join in a local event to show our shared grief and dismay at the appalling and tragic events in Orlando, Florida, at the weekend.
The Intercom team is horrified at the terrible waste of lives, and we are thinking of the dead with love, sadness and respect. We share as well as we can the unspeakable grief of their partners, friends, families and we reach out to all who are affected by this dreadful example of hate, stupidity and ignorance.
The vigil has already begun attracting widespread support. It is clear that it will be a truly inclusive event, with people from all of the many and very diverse communities of Exeter. It is heart-warming to find that there is such strong support from the church, the police, local government, and the wider communities.
Attenders and speakers will include the Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper (Dean of Exeter Cathedral), a senior officer from Devon & Cornwall Police, Councillor Barry Parsons on behalf of Devon County Council, and many more to be confirmed.
About the Intercom Trust
The Intercom Trust (registered charity 1072772) was set up by local people in August 1997, and provides direct help and support for people affected by prejudice and discrimination across the whole South West. The charity has offices with local workers in Exeter, Redruth, Plymouth, Salisbury and Bournemouth. It also providse training and consultancy for the public sector and others. Intercome is funded from a mix of sources, including the NHS, the Big Lottery Fund, the police, local government, Comic Relief, and the Cabinet Office.