A vigil was held in San Francisco Wednesday for the young lesbian couple shot in a Texas Park over the weekend. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, a couple of about five months, according to friends, were shot in a secluded area of a park in Portland, Texas. Mollie died from her wounds while Christine survived but is in serious condition.
LGBT activist Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and a contemporary of Harvey Milk’s, called for nationwide vigils to honor the young women, although police have yet to determine if they were targeted for being a couple.
“I’m here, because I want to honor Mollie’s life, I want to send love to her girlfriend Christine, I want their friends and families in Southern Texas to know that we’re paying attention, and I also know that sometimes justice doesn’t happen unless we speak out,” Jones said at the vigil.
Below is video from the vigil that depicts mourners carrying signs of the women that read, “love is love,” and placing flowers at a makeshift memorial.