Lake Charles Pride will hold a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Lake Charles Civic Center for victims of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning.

The LGBTQ organization made an official statement today, June 13th, saying:

Lake Charles Pride would first and foremost like to extend our deepest sympathy to the victims of this horrific tragedy, as well as their families. The deplorable act was an inexcusable attack on our freedom, our rights as individuals, and our very humanity. The use of violence in the name of hatred and prejudice is meant to intimidate, but we must not allow such actions to instill fear and terror into our hearts. This is not solely an LGBTQ issue, or even and American issue, but rather it is a human issue. Let us use this terrible event to remind us of what we all have in common as people, and to come together in solidarity to love and support one another in the time of sorrow

For more information on tonight's candlelight vigil at the Lake Charles Civic Center visit the Lake Charles Pride Facebook page.

[via Lake Charles Pride]