We are heartbroken by the senseless deaths of 49 Americans in Orlando this past weekend.
This despicable act of hate has hit the Latinx community particularly hard. Zoe Colon of the Hispanic Federation estimates that about 90% of the victims were Hispanic.
We also know that at least three of the victims were undocumented immigrants, with one succumbing to his wounds.
But as we do in times of tragedy, Americans are coming together in support of those who lost their lives in a space that should have been free from hatred.
Below is a collection of images of vigils from all over the country, many of those featuring thousands of attendees. All send the same message to those in the LGBT community in Orlando and elsewhere: You are not alone, and we care.
— VICE News (@vicenews) June 14, 2016
— Only in SF (@onlyinsf) June 13, 2016
— Jim Darling (@jimdarlingphoto) June 14, 2016
Lots of tears and applause at White House vigil as Gay Men’s Chorus sings: “We are not afraid.” pic.twitter.com/Nsih1BMTJ2
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 13, 2016
— Visit Boston (@VisitBoston) June 13, 2016
— The Stranger (@TheStranger) June 13, 2016
— Brett Coomer (@coomerchron) June 13, 2016
— DMN Photo (@dallasnewsphoto) June 13, 2016
— CompassionateAtlanta (@CompassionATL) June 13, 2016
The Stonewall Inn in New York City, site of the 1969 riots credited with sparking the LGBT Movement:
“You can take my life but you won’t stop our voice,” sign at Stonewall Vigil says. pic.twitter.com/WGtI5XfdSa
— Ema O’Connor (@o_ema) June 12, 2016
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) June 13, 2016
— Mark Zinni (@MarkZinni) June 12, 2016
At Baltimore vigil, before they read the names of those killed in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/Od022E0OlK
— Tim Prudente (@TimPrudente1) June 14, 2016
Phoenix standing in solidarity w/ Orlando shooting victims. Hundreds at candlelight vigil. pic.twitter.com/diTuZRrY2c
— Raquel Cervantes (@RaquelABC15) June 13, 2016
— Pendarvis H. (@OGpenn) June 13, 2016
Salt Lake City:
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) June 14, 2016
— Jedi Cas (@JediKnightCas) June 13, 2016
— Katy Barnitz (@katybarnitz) June 13, 2016
— Rich Sugg (@kcstarrich) June 13, 2016
— Stephen Mally (@stephenmally) June 14, 2016
— Mujtaba Mohammed (@mjamohammed) June 14, 2016
— Lexie O’Connor (@LexieWGME) June 14, 2016
Powerful image from New Orleans’ vigil to honor the victims of Orlando nightclub shooting. No words needed, really. pic.twitter.com/xcL7LuK0cD
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) June 13, 2016
— BJ Lutz (@bjlutz) June 14, 2016
— Juan Carlos Cruz Ch. (@jccruzchellew) June 13, 2016
— Tracey Moody (@themoodytracey) June 13, 2016
— Travis Rice WCBD (@traviscrice) June 13, 2016
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) June 13, 2016