“Tonight, I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people.”
“Tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honour those who are grieving truly for their lost ones, lost members of the LGBT community,” she told crowd gathered outside L.A. City Hall, before reading the names and ages of each of the 49 victims.
“I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies.”
“I pray for all the victims families during this shooting epidemic. That their pain be met with compassion and support from the world,” she wrote.
“It’s a traumatising and emotional time for a many people,” she added.
“I dream of the world reflecting on what we can do to change this violence. #Orlando.”
At least 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in the shooting at the Pulse gay club in Orlando over the weekend.
With more than a hundred now confirmed dead or injured, the shooting has become the worst in American history.
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