Vigil planned for 7 p.m. tonight at Milwaukee City Hall


The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will join with Mayor Tom Barrett and other organizations for a community vigil remembering those impacted by the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, which occurred at an Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday morning.

The tribute, open to the public, is to be held at 7 p.m. this evening at City Hall, on the corner of Water and Wells Streets. There will be a brief program at 7:30 p.m., and the vigil will be moved into the City Hall rotunda in case of bad weather.

“Today will be remembered as a tragic day not only for the LGBT community, but for the entire nation,” said Karen Gotzler, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center executive director, in a prepared statement.

On Sunday, the final day of Milwaukee PrideFest, the Center offered free crisis counseling on the Summerfest grounds.  Crisis counseling services will continue this week at the center, which is located in the Blatz complex, 1110 N. 2nd Market Street, second floor, from noon to 7 p.m. throughout the week. The Center is located downtown in the Blatz complex at, and counselors can be reached by calling 414-271-2656.

In the center’s press release, Gotzler thanked the Milwaukee Police Department, FBI law enforcement, the Muslim community and many other citizens of Milwaukee for expressing their support throughout the day.

You can donate to support the victims and their families through a fund set up by the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.