By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
The deadliest mass shooting in American history left 50 people dead at a gay club in Orlando over the weekend. As many were celebrating Pride Month, the country is now mourning the tragic loss of life and the unspeakable violence targeted at the LGBT community.
Celebrities, politicians and LGBT advocates have taken to social media to react to the tragedy:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 12, 2016
We have to stand together and be proud together. There is no better rebuke to the terrorists and all those who hate. pic.twitter.com/jnFMG6J5Ac
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 13, 2016
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
All Americans are horrified, disgusted and saddened by the horrific atrocity in Orlando. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/ci5kxXKSyZ
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 12, 2016
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 12, 2016
My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Our community has suffered a tremendous loss. We must stand together more than ever.
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) June 12, 2016
Ok @cnn. This MIGHT have been Islamic terrorism. But it DEFINITELY was a targeted attack on gays! And you're totally downplaying that! 😒
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) June 12, 2016
Plane just landed. Turned phone on. I wasn't ready to see that headline. What will it take just to have a conversation about #GunControl?
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 12, 2016
Devastated for our friends and family in the queer community. Our hearts, our anger, our tears are for you today. pic.twitter.com/l0Yw97XcPK
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) June 12, 2016
How how how how can one have so much hate ????? My heart...... is so broken. Praying for the families of the Orlando victims. I am so sorry.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 12, 2016
I'm gutted over the news in Orlando- the tears will not stop. My thoughts are w my gay brothers and sisters and their families.
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 12, 2016
I am gay and I am not afraid. Love conquers all. #PrayforOrlando
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) June 12, 2016
It's a traumatizing & emotional time for a many people. I dream of the world reflecting on what we can do to change this violence. #Orlando
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
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