Pride Month continues nationwide and in the Bay Area.
On Saturday night, Oracle Park hosted part of the celebration. This included a tribute to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre five years ago.
The festival at Oracle Park revolved around pride and the sneak peak of the British film about the growth of young men.
However, the night mood became very serious as there was an entire stadium celebrating the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre.
They silently prayed for the victims who were killed in Orlando five years ago.
“The avalanche of mass shootings in the country makes people forgetful and numb. In reality, the pulse was such a big blow to the LGBTQ community as well as the country,” said State Senator. Said Scott Wiener.
In Orlando, the bell rings every time the names of 49 victims are read.
Five years ago, 53 people were injured when the shooters fired.
It was the most deadly mass shooting in the country at the time. During a meeting with European leaders this weekend, President Joe Biden issued a statement that he would sign the bill and designated the Pulse Nightclub site as a national monument.
About 100 people gathered in San Francisco’s Castro district to honor the victims.
Similar events were held in other cities across the country. This is a solemn part of this year’s pride celebration, and due to coronavirus precautions, pride organizers were unable to put together a weekend main event on the parade and main stage.
Carolyn Wysinger, President of San Francisco Pride, said:
Instead, pride organizers encourage the community to look for more events throughout the rest of the month to celebrate their pride.
The Pride Organizer encourages people to visit local businesses trying to get out of the slump due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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