People from across the district are invited to attend a vigil this Thursday (June 16) in remembrance of the victims of the mass homophobic shooting in Orlando, America, on Sunday.
A vigil has been arranged by Coun Richard Dunbar and Coun Adrian Farley in City Park, which will also be attended by the Lord Mayor, Coun Geoff Reid, and the Leader of the Council, Coun Susan Hinchcliffe.
They will talk of their horror of the attack and their support for the victims, many of who remain seriously injured, and the families of those who were shot dead.
Local people are invited to come along with councillors and Council staff to the vigil which will take place in City Park, from 8pm to 9pm.
They can participate in a minute’s silence following the speeches and tributes, and light a candle by way of remembrance.
The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Rainbow and Transgender flags are also being flown at half mast at City Hall and union flags will be flown at half mast at the Council’s Area offices this week, and the City Park fountains and City Hall clock tower will have multi-coloured lights displayed from tonight until Thursday. (16 June)
Forty nine people were killed and 53 injured in the attack against the members of the LGBT community.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Geoff Reid, said: “Bradford has a strong track record of standing up against discrimination and hate of all kinds.
“It is right that Bradford should mark this with a special event.
“Please do come along to the vigil to stand shoulder to shoulder with Orlando and show your support to the LGBT community at this very difficult time.”
You can also show your support on social media including twitter (bradfordmdc) and facebook Bradford Vigil to remember Orlando victims.