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Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 17, 2016

Guam LGBT Community and Supporters Respond to Orlando Shooting

                U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), was invited by ISA Guam to the Lighting of the Latte of Freedom in Anigua, held June 16, 2016, in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting and in support of the LGBT community.  U.S. Attorney Limtiaco was also invited to give remarks at the candlelight vigil held later that night at Club Icon in Tumon.  ISA Guam is an organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality, specifically Guam’s LGBT community and supporters.

                The theme for this year’s the Department of Justice (DOJ) LGBT Pride Month Program was “The Struggle for Equality Continues.”  Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch at the Annual Justice Department LGBT Pride Month Observance Program, stated, “Every year during Pride Month we take a moment to commemorate the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals who have spurred this country to make strides toward the stronger, more equal and more perfect Union that all Americans deserve.  We talk about the road we’ve taken, the challenges we’ve faced and the obstacles we’ve overcome.  And we look ahead to the journey that still stretches out before us.”

 

Photo of the Lighting of the Latte of Freedom

Photo of the Lighting of the Latte of Freedom

Photo taken at the Candlelight Vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting

Photo taken at the Candlelight Vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting

Photo taken at the Candlelight Vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting

Photo taken at the Candlelight Vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting

 

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Updated December 13, 2016