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Hattiesburg vigil honors victims in Orlando Mass Shooting

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Dozens of people across the Pine Belt gathered at The Spectrum Center in Hattiesburg to honor the victims in the Orlando mass shooting.

The Spectrum Center is a nonprofit that fosters a supportive community to people of all sexualities and gender identities.

Nathan Martin, President of the Spectrum Center Board, said it’s important to come together to support those in Orlando and to show solidarity.

“We’re not going to live in fear and we’re not going to be afraid,” Martin said.

“We’re going to live out and we’re going to be proud. And not just necessarily proud gay people, but proud Americans too. Because this doesn’t just affect gay people it affects everyone in the country.”

The Spectrum Center was founded in 2014 as a resource and advocate for full inclusion and empowerment of those affected by prejudice and discrimination. 

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