Lady Gaga's Speech For The Orlando Victims Emphasizes The Importance Of Being An Ally To The LGBT Community — VIDEO
It's impossible to get back to feeling normal after the horrific mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead and 53 injured. The news of this tragedy has spread around the globe, and cities, and just fellow humans in general, are joining together to provide relief and support for those who have lost a loved one. In an extremely touching tribute, Lady Gaga gave a moving speech at a Los Angeles vigil for the victims, where she solidified her allegiance to the gay community and urged everyone to join her.
The shooting in Orlando hit very close to my heart. I went to college in Orlando, I have spent a night dancing at Pulse with friends, and many of my friends have been posting memorials to the beautiful souls they knew — people whose lives were cut too short. As an ally to my LGBT friends, I have always been inspired by Lady Gaga's unwavering support for the community, and she proved it once again with her beautiful words.
Through tears, Lady Gaga said,
She then continued to provide a very powerful message of support, emphasizing the idea that everyone there is an ally for the LGBT community, and that all of the vigils and messages from around the world should trump any of the negative forces that try to steal the light from this community. She said,
After this emotional plea, Gaga began to read out the names of the victims. This is important. The victims must be remembered as souls who had dreams, souls who loved, souls who had every right to live freely and openly.
I praise Lady Gaga for her continually using her platform to spread love and acceptance. I hope this message will only continue to grow and never be quieted, and it is up to us all to make sure that happens.