The recent rash of bullying incidents -- online and in person -- of people because of their sexual orientation prompted students and faculty at Fairfield University, and their supporters in the community, to stage a candlelight vigil for "acceptance" Wednesday evening on campus.

The event took place at the university's Chapel Plaza, and was sponsored by the Campus Ministry, the Office of Residence Life and Office of Student Diversity.

The vigil was planned, Kevin Donohue, the campus minister, told the Mirror, Fairfield U.'s student newspaper, "to acknowledge and mourn the tragedy of homophobic bullying in [our] society and on college campuses, and to state clearly that Fairfield University is a community of tolerance and mutual respect."

Here's a photo gallery of the Wednesday vigil.