Following the tragic shooting in an Orlando gay club in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, sympathizers across the world have come forward to show their solidarity with the LGBT community.
From celebrities to politicians and even religious leaders, one of the most unique aspects of this historic attack is that it specifically targeted the patrons of the gay night club, and while LGBT people have long been victims of prejudice and violence, it has taken 49 deaths plus dozens of injuries to draw the proper attention to their daily plight.
Often denied equality or fully ignored by politicians, the gay community has been front and center following the attack at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida, even with conservative American politicians addressing the topic and showing their support. Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, went so far as to confess that “sadly, it is religion, including our own, which targets, most verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians, and transgender people.”
Now, reports are coming in about equally historical support from across the pond.