WATCH: Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, and Anderson Cooper gave emotional tributes to the LGBTQ+ community

- On June 12th, 2016, our country was rocked by its largest mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. But through this nightmare, there has been an outpouring of support. Lady Gaga paid an emotional tribute to the victims in Orlando at a vigil held in Los Angeles. The singer, who’s a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community said, “I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies."

In New York, singer Nick Jonas and Tituss Burgess were among those who gathered at gay rights landmark The Stonewall Inn to show their support. Jonas shared, “My father, a minister from New Jersey, shaped my view that love is love, that we are all created equal.” Anderson Cooper hosted a tribute live on air and became emotional while stating “they are more than a list of names. They are people who loved and who were loved.”

And on Tuesday, Disney, who lost a cast member in the shooting, donated $1 million to the OneOrlando fund and  pledged to match any employee's donation dollar for dollar. They have also encouraged their employees to donate blood by setting up five locations on the resort property. If that weren’t enough, they have offered complimentary hotel accommodations to the family and friends of victims.

With such an outpouring of support, we know that love always wins. We stand with Orlando AND the LGBTQ+ community.

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