Following the largest mass murder in the history of the United States, hundreds of metro Vancouverites united at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday, June 12 to send their love and support to the victims and families involved in the tragic shooting at a Orlando, Florida gay nightclub.
The mourning was quickly and successfully organized by the Vancouver Pride Society with “Community” as the theme.
Hundreds of candles were distributed and lit by locals who then shared a moment of silence.
Fighting for the day when loving a woman won't be putting my life at risk. Fighting for the day where everyone is free to love whoever they want. Sending love and support to everyone affected by the Orlando shooting. #orlandoshooting #lovetrumpshate #proudtobebisexual #orlandovigilvancouver #therevolution
500 people stood in solidarity tonight in Vancouver. We stand together to show that love conquers hate. We stand together to show that there is light in the darkness. We stand together to show that we will not let an entire community live in fear. We stand together to show that we will not blame an entire religion based on one man's action. Love always wins. #StandWithOrlando #OrlandoVigilVancouver
I'm glad I went the the vigil tonight to grieve for the 50 Orlando victims of homophobic hate. I wasn't feeling good today, but I felt it was important to demonstrate my support of the community. So sad. I'm glad I went though. The speakers were amazing. My favourite message was that the movement was always about love and that this pain wouldn't cause them to hate in retaliation. #lgtb #orlandovigilvancouver #sad #nomorefanatism #nomorehate #unitedagainsthate