Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers turned out tonight for a candlelight vigil held at the West Village corner where Mark Carson, 32, was murdered early yesterday morning. The event was organized by Adam Feldman and speakers included activists Eugene Lovendusky, Robert Pinter, and Brendan Fay. Among the local politicos in attendance were state Sen. Brad Hoylman, state Assemblyman Micah Kellner, and City Council candidate Corey Johnson. Speaker after speaker exhorted the crowd: "Say his name!" Everybody: "Mark Carson, Mark Carson, MARK CARSON!"
On Monday there will be a rally at the LGBT Community Center at 5:30PM, followed by a march to the scene of the murder.
Specials thanks go out to the many JMG readers who attended tonight. I just wish I'd gotten to meet you under better circumstances.
Labels: activism, Adam Feldman, Brad Hoylman, Brendan Fay, Corey Johnson, hate crimes, JMG community, Manhattan, Mark Carson, Micah Kellner, murder, NYC, Queer Rising, West Village