Gaga stands in solidarity.
On Monday night (Jun. 14), Lady Gaga was at the helm of a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando at Pulse nightclub. While standing before signs that spelled out “ORLANDO” in front of City Hall in Los Angeles, Gaga read off the names and ages of the 49 deceased individuals after making riveting remarks in the name of peace.
“I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself,” said Gaga. “This is an attack on everyone.”
“Tonight I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace and sincerity, in commitment and solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people,” she continued while fighting back tears. “I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honor those who are grieving truly for their lost ones. Lost members of the LGBT community.”
“Tonight, right now, Orlando, we are united with you. And we are here to remember.”
City Hall was illuminated in the colors of the rainbow to represent the LGBT community. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performed “True Colors”, and speakers from Los Angeles LGBT Center, Bienestar Human Services, the Los Angeles Transgender Advisory Council and the Latino Equality Alliance also made remarks.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) June 14, 2016
Watch Gaga’s speech and reading of the victims’ names in the video below.