Celebrities, politicians and prominent members of the queer community reacted on Twitter to the mass shooting at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning that killed 50 people and injured at least 53 more.
Some, like Lea DeLaria of "Orange is the New Black," spoke of the heartbreak they felt, while others, like Adam Lambert and sports legend John Amaechi, called for greater gun control in the United States.
Orlando I weep for you and the families of 20 human beings murdered because of hatred and… https://t.co/gLASqOKVFI— Lea DeLaria (@realleadelaria) June 12, 2016
Sobbing.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 12, 2016
Woke up to hear the devastating news from FL. As we wait for more information, my thoughts are with those affected by this horrific act. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2016
All Americans are horrified, disgusted and saddened by the horrific atrocity in Orlando. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/ci5kxXKSyZ— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 12, 2016
Deeply moved that in the face of tragedy Orlando & Americans everywhere are coming together to give blood, love & support.This is who we are— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) June 12, 2016
Stand strong w/ ur pride, it belongs to u. Love is opposite of hate. My sincerest mourning 4 LGBTQ's suffering 2day pic.twitter.com/0n3A143GEg— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
Devastated by the news out of FL. Whatever the madness behind this, let us all come together first to support victims & their loved ones.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 12, 2016
Heartbreaking news from Orlando Fl. Thinking of all of those who have been touched by this devastating tragedy. #Orlando— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 12, 2016
My prayers are with the victims’ families & all those affected by the shooting in Orlando. We will devote every resource available to assist— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) June 12, 2016
So, THIS. But still, it's not the guns? *sigh* https://t.co/EP9ZvkW8dp— John Amaechi OBE (@JohnAmaechi) June 12, 2016
Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando. When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees?— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 12, 2016
Heartbroken about the shooting in Orlando. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in America. I pray for this world to change!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) June 12, 2016
My heart breaks for Orlando. I cannot even comprehend the suffering for the victims - their friends & families. This is my family too.— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) June 12, 2016
Waking up to the news of the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.— Chely Wright (@chelywright) June 12, 2016
I'm so sick, sad, scared and angry.
I'm praying for victims' families.
This tragedy in Orlando has left me empty. sadness beyond emotion. This is what is still happening. My heart is weeping. I send prayers— michelle visage (@michellevisage) June 12, 2016
Grieving for the victims of this senseless attack. Our hearts are broken for their loved ones and friends. #orlando— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) June 12, 2016
I am at a loss for words and heartbroken over the act of terrorism at Pulse in Orlando. #LGBTPride— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 12, 2016
My heart is broken for the victims, their families, and the city of Orlando (my home during my high school years). pic.twitter.com/1d7G2LTdP5— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) June 12, 2016
No words this morning after reading about what happened a few hours ago in Orlando. https://t.co/7lLmN1IaQe— Milla Jovovich (@MillaJovovich) June 12, 2016
Woke up to the devastating news about what happened in Orlando. My heart goes out to the victims… https://t.co/2WVjyniuVU— Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels) June 12, 2016
LGBT FLORIDA we must stand together with our brothers and sisters.I heart the victims there… https://t.co/4Qox58Joab— Chef Art Smith (@ChefArtSmith) June 12, 2016
Our hearts break for the victims and families of this horrific act of violence. We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in #Orlando.— GLAAD (@glaad) June 12, 2016
My heart breaks at the very thought of the victims in Orlando & their families. With my head bowed I send love your way. There are no words— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) June 12, 2016
Devastated by the news from Orlando. What is it going to take to get people to realize we need to change something?— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) June 12, 2016