Lady Gaga delivered a rousing speech at a vigil for the Orlando shootings victims on Monday evening (14 June).
All over the world, crowds gathered on Monday to remember the 49 people who were killed in a terrorist attack at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gaga was a speaker at a vigil in Los Angeles, where she delivered a stirring address to the crowd of thousands.
She said: “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.
“I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies.”
She continued: "Tonight I gather humbly with you, as a human being in peace and sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people."
Other speakers on the night included Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin and Lorri Jean, executive director of the LA LGBT Centre, while the LA Gay Men’s Chorus performed a touching version of Cyndi Lauper’s hit ‘True Colors’.
Gaga is just one of the famous voices who have used their public platform to remember the fallen people who were victims of the attack.
James Corden was the host of this year’s Tony Awards just hours after the attack took place, and opened the show with an encouraging message to viewers, declaring: “Hate will never win.”
That same night, Adele broke down in tears in Antwerp, Belgium, as she dedicated her live concert to those involved in the atrocity, telling her fans that the LGBTQI community had been “like her soulmates” from a young age.
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