Photos: Candlelight vigil in Toronto for victims of Orlando nightclub massacre

On Sunday June 12, hundreds of members from Toronto's LGBTQ community and their supporters gathered in Barbara Hall Park in a candlelight vigil for the victims and survivors of the Orlando night massacre.

Early Sunday morning 49 people were killed and 53 people were injured in what is being called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history when a shooter opened fire in Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The vigil, organized by the Toronto Sisters, a "modern order of nuns of all genders, sexualities, and spiritualities," encouraged people to bring a candle, say a prayer, seek or give comfort and stand in solidarity with the queer community in Orlando, according to the facebook page. The group is also collecting donations for the Orlando Sisters to distribute

Below please find photos from the Toronto vigil by Elizabeth Littlejohn.

Read the edited and condensed versions of the speech from the even here at Now Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Elizabeth Littlejohn used with permission.

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