The tragedy that occurred in Orlando over the weekend has profoundly affected the nation and celebrities have delivered their support all over social media and at vigils.
Lady Gaga gave an emotional speech last night outside City Hall in Los Angeles, where hundreds of mourning individuals had gathered in honor of the victims.
“I know that you all have been feeling a tremendous range of emotions since we all heard about this horrible, hateful attack on Orlando and on your and our community,” Gaga said to an equally emotional audience.
“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. This is an attack on everyone. Tonight, I gather humbly with you as a human being in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people.”
“Not only me, but everyone here, we represent the compassion and the loyalty of millions of people around the world who believe in you,” she continued. “You are not alone.”
Gaga, a longtime supporter of the LGBT community, then went on to read the names of some of the victims in what was a painful and heartbreaking end to a powerful speech.
Watch the full speech below…
Side Note: I know this is just a fun celebrity gossip blog and I know I haven’t been posting in a while (personal issues, you know), but I can’t begin to describe how sad I am about all of this. For myself it’s shocking how much this attack has truly affected me and I can only imagine what the survivors and the families of victims are going through. My heart is broken for our community and for our nation. But let’s make sure this tragedy does not get forgotten, let’s make sure these people did not lose their lives for nothing. Let’s do something to change things to make sure something like this never happens again. Sorry for the all the emotions. Please donate to help the families of the Orlando victims at www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund