Cheyenne Remembers Orlando Shooting Victims
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Leaders of the Cheyenne community gathered Thursday to honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
A few hundred people gathered in downtown Cheyenne to remember the lives of the 49 people who were shot and killed at the gay nightclub on Sunday.
Multiple churches and religions sent an official representative to speak at the Cheyenne vigil, including Presbyterians, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Episcopalians and Unitarian Universalists.
At the vigil, people spoke about peace and acceptance, as well as the need for protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Many speakers addressed the struggles the LGBT community faces.
At the end of the vigil, the names of the 49 victims were read aloud, with the crowd repeating their names.