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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Club Sway holds fundraiser for Orlando's Pulse

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:27 PM

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  • TIM MCKUIN
In the last few days, members of Little Rock's LGBTQ community have been at the center of vigils, memorial services, prayer circles, and homilies honoring the victims of the mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, Pulse. 

Tomorrow, Club Sway will partner with several other organizations to host a community fundraiser to offer financial assistance to the victims and their families, and to raise consciousness about the work Arkansas's LGBTQ organizations are doing here at home.

Sway will have an "information bar" with representatives from Young Democrats of Arkansas, Pulaski County Democrats, Stonewall Democratic Caucus of Arkansas, and where attendees can register to vote. Arkansans for Equality will display 49 rainbow flags outside the club in memoriam of the 49 victims of the shooting. 

Little Rock City Director Kathy Webb will deliver the opening remarks at 9 p.m., followed by performances from John Willis (who led the crowd at Sunday's vigil on the steps of the Capitol in Yip Harberg and Harold Arlen's "Over the Rainbow"), Sarah Stricklin, Gio Antipolo, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra members Geoffrey Robson and Katherine Williamson, Donnie Lee Strickland, AC, burlesque artist Darla Beauregard, and drag artists Symone, Lady Boi, Rhiannon Cortez, REPROBABE, Amelia Cortez-Andrews, Envy Hart, Lisa Frank Cortez, Irma Gerd, Jess Kitten, Kassandra Kardashian, Lola B. Fierce and Gianna Colucci. 

Admission is pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds and performer tips will go to GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. Find out more here. 

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