Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Miami Beach Pride's "Light the Night" to Honor Pulse Victims

Miami Beach Gay Pride will pay tribute to the victims, families and friends of the PULSE Nightclub shooting by orchestrating “Pride Lights the Night” where buildings throughout the greater Miami area will light up awash in the colors of the Pride rainbow flag. Properties can also participate by flying the rainbow flag on the exterior of their structures. “Pride Lights the Night” will take place after sunsets on April 7, 8 and 9, with all of the buildings participating Saturday night.

“We wanted to create something meaningful for the brothers and sisters we lost at PULSE,” said Mark Fernandes, Pride’s board chairman. “For three days in April, buildings throughout the county will be ablaze in rainbow colors to pay tribute to those we lost. There won’t be a neighbor or a stranger who won’t be aware of this tribute and be touched by this showing of unity.”

Committed to participate in “Pride Lights the Night” are a diverse collection of landmark buildings and commercial properties including: Miami Tower, American Airlines Arena, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach Old City Hall, Freedom Tower, Wolfsonian-Florida International University, New World Center, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and InterContinental Miami, among many others.

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