In a massive vigil in London on Monday honoring the victims of the Orlando, Florida, shooting, thousands of mourners reminded the world that the pain such attacks inflict on the LGBT community knows no international borders.
Londoners gathered on Old Compton Street in Soho, the heart of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scene, to pay tribute to the 49 killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando early Sunday morning. The attack, carried out by a single gunman, is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
But in the face of that hate, members of the LGBT community have vowed not to let one man's actions silence them and are carrying on with Pride month celebrations worldwide.
In London, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Education Minister Nicky Morgan, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Britain’s youngest member of Parliament, Mhairi Black, joined mourners in two straight minutes of silence, HuffPost UK reported.
See photos below of the touching gathering: