Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vigils And Tributes Held Across The World For Orlando Terror Victims (PHOTOS)


Thousands came to grieve, to celebrate, to connect, to declare: "Love wins." A massive two-hour vigil for the victims of the Pulse Orlando nightclub shootings Monday evening spilled over the lawn of the Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center near City Hall, as thousands gathered to cry, embrace, remember and cheer.

New York City

In New York City, City Hall and the radio tower of One World Trade center were lit up in rainbow, while the Empire State Building went dark. In addition hundreds gathered at the historic Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 riots that were the tipping point for the gay liberation movement.

New Orleans

Supporters gathered on iconic Bourbon Street. Until the Orlando shooting, New Orleans was the site of the deadliest massacre on an LGBT bar when a firebomb attack on the Upstairs Lounge on June 24, 1973 that took the lives of 32.


Hundreds gathered in front of a Portland dance club to express sympathy and solidarity. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, wearing a rainbow plaid shirt, told the crowd that on Monday the Oregon Flag on City Hall would be replaced with a Rainbow Flag.


An overflowing crowd of mourners showed up carrying candles and rainbow flags to show their support for the LGBT community. They gathered in the heart of Midtown Atlanta to remember those gunned down inside a popular Orlando nightclub.

Washington, D.C.

Mourners in the nation’s capital gathered for a candlelight vigil in front of the White House.


Marchers and attendants of Los Angeles Pride, already planned for Sunday, showed their support, as did supporters in San Francisco.

Los Angeles

San Francisco


Members of the gay community and others light candles and lay flowers outside the American consulate for a vigil in Guadalajara.


Thousands of people held a two-minute silence at a vigil in London’s Soho neighborhood on Monday to remember the victims of a massacre. From 1800 GMT bars stopped serving, crowds fell silent and hundreds of balloons were let off in memory of those killed. London's first Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan was in attendance.


The Eiffel tower was illuminated in rainbow as Town Hall was draped in both rainbow streamers and American Flags.


Outside the Colosseum LGBT rights supporters hold candles in memory of the victims of the Orlando shootings.


Mourners gathered in front of the U.S. embassy to remember the victims of the attack.


Monuments across Australia — from Perth to Brisbane — were lit up in rainbow on Sunday night. In Sydney, the town hall was bright pink, and the Harbour Bridge shone rainbow.

New Zealand

A candlelight vigil for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando was held at Frank Kitts Park in Wellington.


In Madrid, supporters gathered in the Chueca, the city’s gay neighborhood.


A man places a candle as a sign of condolence for victims in Sao Paulo.


People sitting next to candles and a rainbow flag take part in a vigil for victims of the shooting outside of the US Embassy in Santiago.

Hong Kong

People take part in a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando


Supporters gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy to honor the fallen in Miami.

Tel Aviv, Israel

City Hall blazed with the colors of the American and Rainbow flags on Sunday night in solidarity with Orlando.


An eagle statue, symbol of Besiktas Sports Club (BJK), is partially covered by signs in solidarity for the victims of the gay nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, in the Besiktas district of Istanbul.


People commemorate victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando in front of the US embassy in Warsaw


Placards and flowers brought at the US Embassy in Moscow to pay tribute to the Orlando nightclub shooting victims.

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