Listen to the Pride in Plymouth Out Loud Radio Show recorded Sunday 19th June one week after the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Hear Jo Pine read her poem ‘The Pulse‘ which was written in response to to shooting and read by Jo at the Plymouth Stands With Orlando Vigil held on Wednesday
In addition to those that spoke at the Plymouth Stands with Orlando Vigil, we received the following messages of support unfortunately there was not enough time to read them out at the vigil. ‘The timelessness in you is aware of life’s timelessness, and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.’
Some Students studying at Plymouth College of Art (PCA) were so incensed by Plymouth City Council’s decision not to fly the rainbow flag at half mast on Monday 13th June (the day after the massacre in Orlando) they decided to make one and fly it from the college. They also brought it to the Plymouth
The names of all 49 people killed in the Pulse Nightclub massacre was read out at The Plymouth Stands With Orlando Vigil held on Wednesday 15th June 2016. These young people went to Pulse to dance to Latin tunes but now they will not dance any more nor will they ever be forgotten. Edward Sotomayor
Jo Pine one of the Directors of Pride in Plymouth (CIC) is a well known local poet who combined her love for dance with the atrocity that happened in The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando to inspire this poem. Jo read this poem to an emotional audience at the Plymouth Stands with Orlando vigil held on Wednesday 15th
We are once again very grateful to Kevin Kelland for capturing the mood and spirit of the Plymouth Stands with Orlando Vigil that was held on Wednesday 15th June 2016. These photos show the emotion, love, and clear message of support that the people of Plymouth have sent to Orlando and the Global LGBTQ communities.