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13433104_1052792761422764_1486014435556740359_oAsiel Yair Adan Sanchez grew up in Mexico and is a medical student in Melbourne, Australia. Asiel shared this message with Melbourne’s Orlando Vigil on Thursday 16 June 16 2016.

This week, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities experienced a horrific atrocity on our way of life. When Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and caused the death of 49 people and the injury of 53 it shattered the hearts of many in our JOY community and across the world. JOY 94.9 strongly condemns this hideous violence targeted at our communities, and sends our love to all those affected by this abhorrent tragedy.

The Victorian LGTBI communities and allies came together at Federation Square on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 5pm, to stand in solidarity with Orlando and against hate and prejudice. A multi-faith service followed at 6pm in St Paul’s Cathedral.

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About the author: Jason


Jason Gipps is production manager at JOY 94.9. He has 9 years' experience in audio production. Jason was production assistant at JOY from 2007 to 2011 and has been head of production since January 2012. Jason is also producer/ presenter of the Australia wide community radio network program 'Asian Pop Radio Australia'

For all production service inquiries, either commercial or community oriented, please email Jason on jason.gipps@joy.org.au or call 1300 JOY 949.


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