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A tearful Lady Gaga appears at tonight’s LA rally and vigil for victims of Orlando massacre

I expected to take some notes, some pictures and cry a little maybe at tonight’s rally and vigil at LA City Hall for the victims of the Orlando massacre.

I certainly didn’t expect to see Lady Gaga there.

Good thing I had worked my way to the front and right behind the security line so I could snap some photos for you all.

A tearful Gaga made a surprise appearance at the gathering to mourn the loss of 49 people shit dead over the weekend inside a gay nightclub.
Thousands gathered at City Hall tonight, many holding signs and candles. They cheered when Gaga first appeared then grow silent as she led off the reading of the names of those murdered.

But before she began that emotional task, she shared some of her feelings about the attack that has caused so much heartache, disbelief and anger.

‘This level of hatred … this is an attack on humanity itself,’ she said, her voice thick with emotion.

‘This is an attack on everyone. Tonight, I gather humbly with you as a human being in solidarity to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent people. let’s all today pledge an allegiance of love to them and their families. They are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers.’

‘Everyone here, we represent the compassion and the loyalty of millions of people around the world – you are not alone. Orlando, we are united with you and we are here to remember.’

The rally and vigil was organized by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

It included performances by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and passionate speeches by West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran and LA LGBT Center Executive Director Lorri L. Jean.

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