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Public vigil in memory of Will Walters to be held today, 2 p.m.

Will Walters

Will Walters

SAN DIEGO — A Public Candle and Flower Vigil in Memory of Will Walters will be held today at 2 p.m at the Pride flag located at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street in the heart of San Diego’s historic LGBTQ Hillcrest neighborhood.

There will be remarks and remembrances from community members, colleagues and close friends of Will Walters, followed by a moment of silence and a walk in quiet reflection to honor the 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the law. The march will go from the Pride flag to close to Walters’ apartment near the Hillcrest sign.

Those invited to speak include

City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez friend to Mr. Walters, longtime LGBTQ-rights activist

Chris Morris, friend to Mr. Walters and his attorney

Alexis De Bram, longtime friend to Mr. Walters, San Diego activist

Thom Senzee, friend to Mr. Walters, freelance journalist, media adviser to Mr. Walters

Rev. Dan Koeshall, friend to Mr. Walters, pastor at MCC Church of San Diego

Mark Olsen, friend to Mr. Walters, San Diego LGBTQ community member

Will Walters, had sued the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) for discrimination when he was arrested for wearing a short kilt-like costume at the LGBT Pride festival in 2011. He was found dead Wednesday at his apartment in Hillcrest in an apparent suicide.


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