The Bronx Honors Orlando

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PHOTO ESSAY BY WILLIAM ALATRISTE | In a June 15 vigil outside the Bronx County Courthouse on the Grand Concourse overlooking Joyce Kilmer Park, members of the LGBT community and allies gathered to commemorate the murder four nights earlier of 49 patrons of the Pulse nightclub, who were gunned down by Omar Mateen, who also injured at least 53 others. The vigil, called by out gay Bronx City Councilmembers Ritchie Torres and Jimmy Vacca, was also attended by Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

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William Alatriste is the official photographer for the New York City Council.