Dressed entirely in black, Lady Gaga stood in front of thousands of supporters outside of Los Angeles’ City Hall to give a heartfelt speech as well as reading the victims’ names out loud. Watch the video below.
“I know that you have all been feeling a tremendous range of emotions, since we’ve all heard about this horrible hateful attack on Orlando and on your and our community,” Gaga said. “As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history, I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself. This is an attack on everyone. Tonight, I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people.”
“Let’s all today pledge an allegiance of love to them and their families who are suffering so deeply. They are sons and daughters, they’re fathers and mothers, they are all our brothers and our sisters. But tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honor those who are grieving truly for their lost ones, lost members of the LGBT community. I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies. Not only me but everyone here, we represent the compassion and loyalty of millions of people around the world who believe in you. You are not alone.”