CINCINNATI – A group of local LGBT bars in Greater Cincinnati are planning a joint ceremony to honor the victims of the nightclub massacre in Florida last weekend.
The bars participating in the “Can’t Stop Dancing” will “light 49 candles and pay respect to the fine souls that we have lost” at closing time Saturday night/Sunday morning, the bars announced.
“We are going to continue dancing as 49 people never got to have that last dance,” they wrote.
They are also planning to select a final song that will be played as the last song every night as a reminder to never forget those killed.
The participating bars include:
- Bar 32, 701 Bakewell St., Covington
- Below Zero Lounge, 1122 Walnut St.
- C and D Bar, 1714 Hanfield St.
- On Broadway, 817 Broadway
- Rosie’s Tavern, 643 Bakewell St., Covington
- Simon Says Bar, 428 Walnut St.
- The Crazy Fox Saloon, 901 Washington Ave., Newport
- The Dock, 603 W. Pete Rose Way
- Tillie’s Lounge, 4042 Hamilton Ave.
- Main Event and Home Base Tavern, 835 Main St.
- Old Street Bar, 12 Old St., Monroe
Rhinehaus and Nation Kitchen and Bar will also be lighting candles in support Saturday night.
Several other bars outside of the Tri-State have also agreed to participate, including Roseland Resort in Procter, West Virginia; Chill Bar in Louisville; Sinclairs in Cookville, Tennessee and Brunswick Hotel in Brunswick, Australia.
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