June 13, 2016

Statement regarding Orlando murders from Wilton Manors city officials

In the wake of the Orlando massacre targeting the gay community, City officials have been evaluating plans for the City’s 17th Annual Stonewall Parade and Street Festival scheduled to take place Saturday, June 18, 2016.

“The situation is fluid, and evaluation is ongoing. Security and safety remains our top priority, said Mayor Resnick. “Throughout the planning process, the Wilton Manors Police Department (WMPD) and others have been working with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, and will continue to do so.”

The Annual Stonewall Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, draws approximately 30,000 individuals from all across the country.

“The Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival is about one thing – equality,” said Mayor Resnick. “In the wake of this massacre, we are reminded that our community must remain strong and promote equality for all. Wilton Manors is not just a physical address, we are the heart and soul of the LGBT community.”

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