Still reeling from the horrific events of the same day, Sunday night at 6 PM there was a moment of silence across the country for those lost in Orlando. At that time in New York City, the community was meeting at gay ground zero, The Stonewall Inn, to grieve and give each support. LGBTQ community members held vigils from Florida to Georgia to California. It’s not lost on the community that this massacre happened during the month we celebrate gay pride.
President Obama made a statement on the Orlando mass shooting and said,
“This is an especially heartbreaking day for all our friends — our fellow Americans — who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights.“
Queen Elizabeth showed support by tweeting this message;
“Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. Our thoughts & prayers are with all those who have been affected.“
One World Trade Center‘s spire was lit in rainbow colors in honor of the mass shooting yesterday which was the largest terror attack since 9/11.