Vigils are being planned across the nation for this Sunday, November 22 to honor slain teen Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado who was brutally murdered for being gay. Activists are demanding that the alleged perpetrator be charged under the new U.S. federal hate crimes law which includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
In New York City a vigil will be held at Pier 45 followed by optional mass at 5:00 pm.
In Boston - 6PM, Trinity Church, Copley Plaza [Facebook link]
In Chicago - 4PM, Division and California, procession to Humboldt Park Boat House.]
In Dallas at 6:15 pm on Sunday.
In L.A. - 8PM, Santa Monica and San Vicente [Facebook link]
In Oakland - 3:30PM, MacArthur and Lakeshore/Grand Ave [Facebook link]
In San Francisco - 7PM, Castro and Market [Facebook link]
Vigils are also planned for Atlanta, Durham, New Orleans, and Philadelphia but information on location and times is not yet available.H/T to Towleroad.