We, like the rest of the world, were deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events in Orlando on Sunday.
There truly are no words, but the strength, support and solidarity shared worldwide since the shooting took place is a small comfort during such a horrifying time.
We may be thousands of miles away, but many of us in the UK – whether we’re part of the LGBT community or not – would like to reach out to Florida and pay tribute to the more than 100 people who were murdered or injured in this senseless and prejudiced attack.
From candlelit vigils, to rainbow flags at half mast, here’s how your city is doing its bit to pay respect to those affected. Don’t be afraid to show your support and stand up for Orlando.
Glasgow stands with Pulse Orlando: Mon 13 Jun, 5:30pm, George Square – more info
— Glasgow City Council (@GlasgowCC) June 13, 2016
Brighton’s solidarity vigil for Orlando’s victims: Mon 13 Jun, 6pm, Marlborough Pub & Theatre – more info
Hand hold: Mon 13 Jun, 6:45pm, Sackville Gardens
You can also sign a book of condolence at Manchester Town Hall to express sympathy with everyone touched by Sunday’s events. The book will remain open from 9am to 5pm for the next two weeks.
Candlelit vigil: Mon 13 Jun, 7pm, Hallam Square – more info
Orlando vigil Cardiff: Mon 13 Jun, 7pm, Senedd – more info
London stands with Orlando vigil: Mon 13 Jun, 7pm, Old Compton Street – more info
Gay Leeds LGBT vigil: Mon 13 Jun, 10:15pm, Commercial Court – more info
— Emma Keaney (@skikeaney) June 13, 2016
Bristol vigil for LGBT Orlando: Tue 14 Jun, 6pm, College Green – more info
Newcastle vigil for Orlando shooting: Tue 14 Jun, 7:30pm, Newcastle Times Square – more info
#Orlando terrorist attack GLBTI+ vigil: Thu 16 Jun, 6pm, NUSA building – more info
— Gay Newcastle (@Gay_Newcastle) June 12, 2016
Edinburgh stands with Orlando: Wed 15 Jun, 7pm, St Andrew Square – more info
— Cas Mudde (@CasMudde) June 13, 2016
Do you know of any other Orlando tributes taking place in your city? Let us know about them on Facebook or Twitter
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