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Vigils to remember Orlando victims planned across Idaho

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BOISE, Idaho -

The LGBTQ organization Add the Words Idaho will host several community vigils Sunday and Monday night across the state of Idaho in response to the shooting at a nightclub in Orlando on Sunday that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others wounded.

Chairwoman Chelsea Gaona Lincoln said she is thinking of those wounded whose families may not know about their sexuality and who will now effectively be outed.

“This tragedy underscores the importance of adding the words ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ to Idaho's Human Rights Act,” Gaona Lincoln said. “It's terrifying that in Idaho, only those living in 12 cities would be protected from discrimination, and some would have to hesitate before contacting authorities for fear of being outed.”

The vigils planned are as follows:

Boise: 8 p.m. Sunday at the Idaho Capitol
Twin Falls: 8:45 p.m. Sunday at the Perrine Bridge, near the visitor’s center
Idaho Falls: 7 p.m. Sunday near the Veterans Memorial on Memorial Drive
Moscow: 7 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Square
Sandpoint: 6 p.m. Monday at Farmin Park

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