Lady Gaga delivered a powerful speech at last night’s vigil in Los Angeles for the victims of the tragic shooting in Orlando Sunday morning.
The 30-year-old singer broke down in tears while delivering her emotional speech to a crowd of thousands gathered outside L.A. City Hall.
“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,” she told the crowd.
“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.”
“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,” she added. “I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies.”
“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 sisters.”
Gaga also read the names and ages of each of the 49 victims.