The tragic event took place on Saturday causing death of 50 people and leaving 53 people wounded. it was not only the worst ebent in U.S history but was also a targeted attack on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.
Many celebrities and public figures from the LGBT community were at the forefront of the national and global mourning of the attack, with many of them sharing messages of support and condolence on social media.Stars are flocking to social media to send their love and prayers to the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub on Saturday evening (June 11) in Orlando, Fla.
Actor-director George Takei of Star Trek fame, a longtime advocate for LGBT rights, said he was “devastated” by the attack and expressed support for the victims and their families.
Nile Rodgers is working on a song partially inspired by the Orlando attack, he reflects on the importance of dance clubs as a safe haven for all in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, which left 49 victims dead at the gay nightclub Pulse early Sunday morning.
“I’m truly at a loss for words. To everyone in Orlando affected by this massacre, my thoughts, love, & prayers are with u ❤️????,” Kim Kardashian tweeted
Beyonce wrote on Instagram, “Condolences and prayers to Orlando”
Beyonce closed the first leg of her Formation World Tour by introducing the closing number, “Halo,” as “a song about love” on Tuesday night at Detroit’s Ford Field, Beyonce dedicated it “to all of the family members who lost family members in Florida”.
Lady Gaga was one of many who spoke at the rally demanding justice for LGBT people in a speech she described as “the single most important moment“ of her career.
On Monday, Gaga, who identifies as part of the queer community, made a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting to deliver an impassioned speech to a crowd of thousands standing outside City Hall.
“As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history, I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself,” said Gaga, standing in front of signs spelling out Orlando. “This is an attack on everyone.”
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