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Interfaith Pulse Prayer Service Held

Names of the 49 killed at Pulse Nightclub read as candles are lit and a Bell in the Heart note of “G” is tolled

“Ubuntu” I am Because You are, You are Because I am was heard a second time at a GLBTQ event this time the Interfaith Unity Prayer Service, honoring the lives of the 49 people lost at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando massacre June 12, 2016. It is also a time for the community to come to together and move forward.

The third annual event was held at Lutheran Church of the Good Sheppard in downtown Reno. Tuesday June 12 sponsored by NiCE (Nevada Interfaith Coalition for Equality) attended by 55 people. The service was held two years to the day 49 people lost their lives because of a calculated attack on the gay community.

The program featured speakers who were religious leaders, government officials or their representatives, GLBTQ community leaders and those involved in calling for action. The Sister of Aaron Salazar, the 22 year old gay latino college student, Alyssa, found along the Amtrak tracks outside of Truckee also spoke along with her cousin Sonia Trujillo.

Seven candles were lighted each representing 7 of the people who lost their life at One Pulse. As each name was read, a bell rang the “G” note, which is the sound of the heart

Read the full story in the June 21 edition of therenogaypage.

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