A Facebook post says the vigil will begin at 7 p.m. The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, the D.C. Anti-Violence Project, Capital Pride, the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, Empowering the Transgender Community and Capital Trans Pride are among the groups that are organizing the gathering.
“There will be a vigil in Dupont Circle in response to recent incidents of hate violence against the LGBTQ community,” reads the Facebook post.
The vigil will take place less than a week after a 19-year-old man from Maryland and two juveniles were arrested and charged in connection with an attack against a gay couple on U Street.
A man with a gun demanded oral sex from a group of transgender women as they walked near Casa Ruby on June 15. The incident took place less than two days after Zoe Spears, a trans woman who lived at Casa Ruby until a few weeks ago, was killed in Fairmount Heights in Prince George’s County.
Activists with whom the Washington Blade has spoken say Spears knew Ashanti Carmon, a trans women who was murdered in Fairmount Heights on March 30.
Three people were stabbed inside the Fireplace, a gay bar in Dupont Circle, early Sunday morning after “a verbal dispute.”