10 Photos That Show #LoveIsLove Around the World
"Love is love is love is love is love, and love cannot be killed or swept aside."
Those words echoed throughout the 70th annual Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday night. Lin Manuel Miranda — star of Tony award-winning musical "Hamilton" — gave an emotional tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.
The hashtag #LoveIsLove has been tweeted more than 1.9 million times in the last 24 hours.
— Jamie Gump (@JamieGump) June 13, 2016
On Sunday, a tragic attack by a lone shooter on an Orlando, Fla., nightclub left 50 people dead and more than 50 wounded. During a touching address to the American people, President Barack Obama noted that the attack, targeted toward members of the LGBTQ community, is an attack on all Americans and the protected freedoms that define the nation.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 12, 2016
"This is an especially heartbreaking day for all our friends — our fellow Americans — who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights," he said.
"This is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation — is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans."
And now not just Americans, but the world has responded.
We've gathered a collection of photos from around the world that prove that indeed "love is love."
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