A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday, Sept 25th, from 7 to 10pm beginning at the Dupont Circle fountain and walking to the 2600 block of 11th Street NW, Washington, DC.
Actors Jason McCool, Heather Haney and Jay Hardee are organizing a candlelight vigil to remember beloved theatremaker Gaurav Gopalan. Everyone is welcome to participate.
On his Facebook site, McCool said:
“Like so many of you, I’m rocked by the passing of our beloved friend and brilliant DC theater director Gaurav Gopalan. For anyone who knew him, Gaurav was a shining, compassionate soul who lived life to its fullest and just as important, believed in our ability to do the same. With the recent information that Gaurav’s death came at the hands of an unknown member of our Washington, DC community, and with the awareness that there has been a spate of similar attacks against LGBT individuals in recent weeks, we feel strongly that something needs to be done to publicly counter this darkness.
.. As Gaurav was a shining light, we will remember him and others who have been attacked, by walking from Dupont Circle to the site of the attack on the 2600 block of 11th St. with candles shining in tribute.
Gaurav was a larger-than-life individual, and the more members of our community we can involve – even if they didn’t know him – the more attention we can focus on the fact that as a community, as a city, as a people, we will not stand for these senseless and ignorant acts of darkness.”
We hope everyone – whether they knew Gaurav or not – will come out to support this event.
“There is no judgment… only light and dark, only truth and ignorance. What is true is good; evil is quite simply ignorance.”
–Gaurav Gopalan, program notes for Constellation Theatre’s THE RAMAYANA
More information is on Facebook: Jason McCool.