Philly to Hold Vigil for Manchester Terrorist Attack Victims

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People attend a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Following a horrific terrorist attack that left 22 people dead and at least 59 wounded in Manchester, England last night, two Philly groups with connections to the British city will hold a solidarity vigil for the victims.

The “Philly Loves Manchester” vigil, organized by the Manchester United Football Club of Philly and the Manchester City Supports Club of Philly, will be held between 5 and 8 p.m. at City Hall.  Read more »

National Transgender Day of Remembrance: Vigil Roundup

 

Candlelight Vigil

Today marks the 15th National Transgender Day of Remembrance, the beacon of National Transgender Awareness Month (yes, that’s this month) and catalyst of a bevvy of vigils being held across the region this evening to honor those killed as a result of transphobia. It was founded in 1998 to celebrate the memory of Rita Hester, who was found dead in her Boston apartment, stabbed 20 times in the chest. (We’re going to take a wild guess and say that “20” number is why we’re commemorating today.)

For some perspective, let’s absorb some startling factual tidbits: Read more »