raymond taavel


A vigil was held this evening on Gottigen Street in Halifax for Raymond Taavel, who was killed early this morning outside Menz Bar. I did not know Raymond, but felt like I met him after attending this vigil. He was a prominent figure in the gay community of Halifax, and supporters in the hundreds took to the street to show their support.  

In memory of Raymond Taavel, his friends and family have launched this memorial pin. You can purchase them at Halifax Backpackers (2193 Gottingen st) or Venus Envy (1598 Barrington st.), and all proceeds will go to The Youth Project to support LGBT youth.

We’re very humbled to be the recipients of this memorial, and we thank Darren & the Taavel family for their generosity. If you want a pin, visit these local businesses today, and help us celebrate the memory of Raymond