Today, we went to the Pride Parade. We knew there would be a memorial corner for those lost to hate (most prominently and recently, #Orlando), so we made candles to bring along. Each of us wrote a little ‘message’ (as evidenced below) and left a candle at the site.
Since many of the Eye Bags readers are residing in the U.S. and many of you have been hit hard by Orlando, here is some evidence of European support: it cannot bring anyone back, but you are not alone.
Memorial Corner at the Pride Village…
…and floats who had changed their themes at short notice.
Also, seen on Thursday in Stockholm: announcement for midday prayer for Orlando at the Cathedral in Gamla Stan (the most tourist-ridden neighborhood of the city):
PS. Also from Stockholm: greetings to North Carolina! Single-stall, gender-neutral, no fuss.