Melbourne Stands In Solidarity With Orlando
Melbourne's Orlando vigil is underway this evening as massive crowds gather in Fed Square to pay tribute to the victims of America's latest mass shooting.
Rainbow colours have lit up the area as politicians, the LGBTI community and Melburnians come together to stand in solidarity with the people of Orlando.
A ceremony in Melbourne in honour of the victims of a gay nightclub in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/9XvEPxboYy— Saeed Khan (@Saeedkhanafp) June 16, 2016
Georgie Harman, CEO of Beyond Blue and an advocate for mental health put it best by saying, "We're not born hating. We have to be taught to hate."
"The most disarming response to hate is love," she continued.
Innocent victims had their lives cruelly snatched away from them last weekend when a lone gunman entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, and started randomly shooting into the crowd, killing 49 party-goers and injuring a further 53 people.
So proud of my beloved Melbourne turning out for #Orlando at Fed Square tonight. Sending my solidarity from Hobart. ❤️💜💛💙💚— Van Badham (@vanbadham) June 16, 2016