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The public is invited to mark the 10th anniversary of the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School by taking part in a vigil in honor of those who have lost their lives to gun violence. 

Those interested will meet at 6 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 14, on the meetinghouse lawn of the First Parish UU Church in Arlington. They should enter at 630 Mass. Ave.

This event is to feature brief remarks, a remembrance of the lives taken by gun violence in Massachusetts in 2022 and a candlelight vigil in honor of the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. 

Gun violence affects everyone -- but some people, including those who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and those with intersecting identities, are disproportionately affected, Arlington's LGBTQIA+ Rainbow commission said in its recent newsletter. 

This event has been organized by the Arlington and Medford chapters of  Moms Demand Action, and the commission is co-sponsoring it along with First Parish and the Arlington Human Rights Commission.

For more information about how gun violence affects LGBTQIA+ people, the commission recommends reading this policy brief, published several years ago by The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health.

 These news briefs from the Raunbow Commission were updated Dec. 12, 2022.