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Candlelight vigil planned for murdered Toronto gay man

A candlelight vigil has been planned for Chris Skinner, the Toronto gay man who was murdered on Oct 18.

Christopher Skinner Vigil.

Church and Wellesley.

Sun, Oct 25, 8pm.

Facebook event: Christopher Skinner Vigil 

From the Facebook event:

"A young gay man, Christopher Skinner, was savagely attacked and
murdered while walking home from his sister’s birthday party this past
Saturday night in downtown Toronto. Although the police have been
reluctant to call this a ‘hate crime’, Chris’ sexuality was
undoubtedly a factor in this otherwise unprovoked attack. It is a stark
reminder that queer bashing is still an all too common occurrence in
Canada.”

At a press conference yesterday, police released an image of the SUV implicated in the murder. They also said they were not pursuing the case as a hate crime at this time.

Read more in Xtra’s coverage of the Chris Skinner murder


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