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Watch: San Francisco Vigil for Teen Lesbian Couple Shot in Texas Park

Watch: San Francisco Vigil for Teen Lesbian Couple Shot in Texas Park

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.

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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.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.