#LoveWins. Since the tragic shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, June 12, many have honored the 49 killed and 53 wounded in the attack. Us Weekly has rounded up the most touching tributes from around the globe.
The World Trade Center, New York City
Following the attack, the spire of Manhattan’s One World Trade Center (the same site, of course, as the September 11, 2001 attacks) lit up in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, emulating the colorful stripes of the international LGBT flag, honoring the victims who lost their lives in what is now the deadliest shooting in American history.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
Still reeling from its own terrorist attacks back in November 2015, the City of Light cast its most famous landmark in every color of the rainbow to remember those who were killed and hurt in Sunday’s tragedy.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney
Australia’s capital honored those affected by the deadly incident by shining bright rainbow lights across the city’s Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Thousands of Floridians assembled on Monday evening to mourn those who were murdered in the attack on Orlando’s LGBT community. The city’s mayor, Buddy Dyer, attended the event to address the grieving crowd.
“For reasons we don’t fully understand, our city and our very way of life was attacked. Someone purposely sought out men and women of our — of our — LGBT community. He took the lives of 49 of our neighbors and loved ones and injured dozens more,” Dyer said. “He murdered — he murdered — sons and daughters, fathers and mothers. And ended the dreams of many young people who were just starting their adult lives in the city of Orlando. Tonight, we remain a city in pain. We are mourning. We are angry.”