From the floral-covered steps of City Hall to the sweat-drenched dancefloor of Precinct DTLA, we Angelenos stood together (over 2,000 in fact) to honor the members of our fellow LGBTQIA family in Orlando whose lives were cut senselessly short over the weekend.
The range of mourning (some choosing silence, others spoken word and a few using dance) from all walks of life wholeheartedly touched me. In fact, the bittersweet beauty of it all riveted me so much I decided to share some of my experience via video.
And while we have made our visibility known in numbers as we mourn, let's make sure to keep that momentum as we act (in honor of those who are no longer able to fight). Get involved via everytown.org/act. #DisarmHate
"We are a gentle angry people" indeed.
Song Used: "Letters Of A Traveller" by Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott
Additional Camera: Efrain Lopez