Melbourne Vigil for Orlando

iwo jima gayMelbourne landmarks lit up for the victims of the Orlando massacre this week. Now a vigil and service of remembrance will take place Thursday evening at 5.00 pm. You can express your condolences here.

arts centre

The Arts Centre Spire lit up in rainbows

town hall

Melbourne Town Hall followed suit


And finally Parliament sprang into colour

Solidarity Vigil

Now we have a chance to come together on Friday evening in Federation Square at 5pm, to mourn for those killed in Orlando, and for everyone, whatever their sex, sexuality or gender, to demonstrate their support for the LGBTI community.

Service of Remembrance

Followed by a multi-faith service of remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral across the street at 6pm

Click here for detail

Please join us as LGBTI, allies, friends and supporters pay our respects and stand firm with one another.

Thursday June 16

5pm Fed Sq

6pm St Paul’s Cathedral


About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)