|Photo by Radu Luca. Officials display scene of solidarity in front of historic Provincetown Town Hall. From left to right: Miss Richfield 1981; David Panagore, Town Manager; Raymond Rigoglioso, Gay Men of Wisdom Center; Cheryl Andrews, Selectman; Sarah Peake, State Representative; Robert Anthony, Selectman; and Erik Yingling, Selectman|
Center’s Raymond Rigoglioso, featured tributes from Rev. Terry R. Pannell, State Representative Sarah Peake and international entertainer, Miss Richfield 1981.
Following the vigil, attendees created a procession down Commercial Street to the Boatslip Resort, where the vigil ended at the place where America’s first and lasting Gay Tea Dances draw thousands annually. The normal celebration of dancing and renewing friendship fell silent for moment of solidarity followed by a stirring rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”