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Lady Gaga reduced to tears as she honours Orlando shooting victims in LA

2016-06-14
Lady Gaga gave an emotional speech in L.A. yesterday (June 13) to honour the 49 victims of the Orlando LGBT shooting carried out by Omar Mateen at Pulse nightclub. Thousands attended the Los Angeles vigil and while addressing the crowd, Gaga was reduced to tears as she declared, "This is an attack on everyone." "Tonight I gather humbly with you, as a human being in peace and sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people." Lady Gaga Orlando Vigil 2 She continued: "Let's all today pledge an allegiance of love tot hem and their families who are suffering so deeply." As a group of people behind her held up a sign that read, "Orlando" and the Born This Way singer said: "Tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honour those who are grieving, truly, for their lost ones, lost members of the LGBT community." Lady Gaga Orlando Vigil 3 "I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies," she adds. She then went on to read out the names of the 49 victims that had died during the attack. According to Gay Star News, The vigil was organised by the Los Angeles LGBT Centre and included performances by the Gay Man's Chorus of Los Angeles and more passionate speeches. You can watch a video of Gaga's emotional speech below: Vigils were held all over the world on Monday night to honour the victims including London's Soho. More stories: Orlando gunman 'was a regular' at club and messaged men on gay dating apps Leave.EU slammed over new campaign linking Orlando shooting to 'Brexit'