Human Rainbow to Span Brooklyn Bridge in Support of Orlando

In response to the tragic events in Orlando, local businesswoman Jessi Arrington has organized a “Human Rainbow.” She invites neighbors of all ages who would like to show their support to “dress solidly in one bright color of the rainbow” and gather at the center of the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 pm.

The goal?  To make it “vibrantly visible” that those who hate are “vastly outnumbered.”  RSVP and share via the official event facebook page.

World's Largest Rainbow Parade by Jessi Arrington

World’s Largest Rainbow Parade by Jessi Arrington

Jessi Arrington is an experience designer and color enthusiast living in DUMBO. She’s helped to organize multiple rainbow parades around the country. She brings brands to life with love through her business WORKSHOP.

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  • Concerned

    This is a nice gesture and I hope it is a great success. What really is needed is an assault weapons ban where EVERY assault weapon is taken off the street, by buy back or force. Maybe the LGBT community in full force can make a dent where others have failed. I am still in shock that the massacre of innocent children at Sandy Hook didn’t make a dent…

  • HereToStay

    Please. You don’t need guns to kill — this is a nation of very violent people. If they didn’t have easy access to guns it would be 10 other things. Timothy McVey used fertilizer to blow up a building. On 9/11 the plan was planes. In California almost 300 have been murdered in mostly gang violence with hand guns this year alone. Why do we as a nation just keep coming back to the same arguments that take us nowhere. We need different solutions. I don’t know the answers, but this is a very complicated country for a lot of unique reasons… Taking guns away, which is already a divisive idea, isn’t going to end killings. This is is a terrible tragedy. My thoughts are with the families of the slain and the survivors who will live with this forever. Why are we so, so violent?

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    I don’t know if it is within the terms of use of this blog to link to external sites, but I’m hoping that it is, and that you will please take look at this horrific chronology of mass shooting in this county within the last 9 years (link below). Yes, there are other ways to commit violent acts, but we know that we have very real a gun problem, and we need to address it. To paraphrase Conan O’Brien from last night, semi-automatic guns are weapons of war, and have no place in a civilized society.

    Here is above-referenced link:

  • Claude Scales

    To clarify: linking to an external site is, of itself, not a TOS violation. I’ve done it myself a number of times. It would be a violation if the link was to something that itself would violate the TOS, such as a pornographic or hate group site. It would also be a violation if done to promote your own business or to sell something (although I wouldn’t extend this to notice of, for example, a stoop sale in which you and others may offer things for sale).

  • HereToStay

    Yes, I agree. I think we need to get rid of assault weapons for the public. I am just trying to say that when we immediately go to gun control measures in the wake of a tragedy we end up hitting a brick wall because as a country there is not a bright light at the end of the tunnel in regard to a resolution there… There must be other ways to address the issue of violence, and also realize that even if we did ban assault weapons, we have no way of proving that mass killings in this country would end. It is the immense amount of anger and hatred that lives within some that needs to be addressed. I just feel in my gut that some loon that wants to kill people will find a way.

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  • Concerned

    Well, you want to save the world. That’s a great goal, but you shouldn’t let it get in the way of saving as many innocent lives as you can. 9/11 and Oklahoma City took a long time to plan and a LOT of work to carry out. It also took quasi-military men who were trained and could keep their mouths shut. Those types are few and far between.
    As the laws are in most states, any horrible or mentally ill person can buy an assault rifle that can literally mow people down 20, 30, 40, even 100+ in less than a minute given an area with little escape. Taking assault rifles off the market will SAVE LIVES!!! There will still be murder and people who will find a way to commit atrocities, but can’t we make it a little harder for them to do while you try to save the world? Thanks.

  • believer

    I am sure Trump will fix that and make us great again.

  • Concerned

    I’m sure you’re wrong.

  • HereToStay

    You miss the point.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    No, you do — on this issue, as well as one about real estate interests running NYC and NYS.

  • Bornhere

    I am wondering, though, if MORE conversation about/action toward stricter gun control laws might gradually lead to a more gun-averse, and possibly even violence-averse, mindset in this country, somewhat akin to how the once-embraced/now-abhorred practice of cigarette smoking, continues to evolve, in part, by tighter regulations, increased expense, greater understanding of the risks, etc. It might just be my provincial view of “not getting” the gun culture, but it would be fine with me if the NRA were dismantled and, as a society, we determined that routine, private gun ownership is really kind of cuckoo. Maybe hatred and anger are encouraged when a society does little and continues to embrace language, entertainment, laws, and policies that validate violence.

  • Concerned

    Yeah, I think I got your point, unless you meant something completely different than the actual meaning of the words you wrote on your posts.