Lady Gaga got emotional in front of thousands of mourners at a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting.
Standing in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, the singer broke down in tears while reading a speech dedicated to the 49 people who were killed on June 12 at Pulse, a gay nightclub.
"We mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people," she 30-year-old said. "Let’s all today pledge an allegiance of love to them and to their families who are suffering so deeply. They are sons and daughters. They were 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 honour those who are grieving truly for their lost ones; lost members of the LGBT community."
Gaga paused, overcome with emotion, before coninuing, "I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies. Not only me, but everyone here. We represent the compassion and the loyalty of millions of people around the world that believe in you. You are not alone, you are not alone."
She finished her speech with, "Tomorrow I hope that we all race thoughtfully and loudly towards solutions. But tonight, and right now, Orlando, we are united with you. And we are here to remember."
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As members and allies of the LGBT community stood by and watched, Gaga read aloud the names of the victims, who were part of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The "Judas" singer has long been an ally of the LGBT community. Her hit 2011 song "Born This Way" was a fist-pumping anthem for LGBT people and she has spoken out in favour of gay marriage and equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people.
Gaga hasn't been the only celebrity to pay tribute to the Orlando shooting victims. On Tuesday, Beyonce, who performed her Formation Tour at Detroit's Ford Field, dedicated her song "Halo" to "all of the family members who lost family members in Florida."
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