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Local groups small gesture shows support to victims of Orlando shooting

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In light of Sunday’s mass shooting at a dance club in Orlando, many LGBTQ communities in Portland have stepped up to show its support.

Celia Ferrer with Basic Rights Oregon made jeweled black ribbons with her daughter, to honor and remember the men and women who passed away.

"We thought of this as a way to gather community in a positive way to engage everyone to show our support," said Ferrer. “There were mixed emotions when it happened. From anger, sadness and wanting to do something from big to small things.”

Ferrer adds this is now the time to celebrate life, diversity and difference.

Portland Pride Week starts this week. 

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