Joining thousands gathered outside Los Angeles’ City Hall on Monday evening, Lady Gaga stood in solidarity alongside the grieving LGBT community she has long supported, delivering a tearful speech in dedication to the 49 victims killed Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
“We mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people. Let’s all today pledge an allegiance of love to them and to their families who are suffering so deeply. They are sons and daughters. They were fathers and mothers. They are all our brothers and our sisters,” the 30-year old said. “But, tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honor those who are grieving truly for their lost ones; lost members of the LGBT community.”
She fought back tears as she continued:
“I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies. Not only me, but everyone here. We represent the compassion and the loyalty of millions of people around the world that believe in you. You are not alone, you are not alone.”