Music World Shows Support for Victims of the Orlando Shootings

In the early hours of yesterday morning (June 12), a gay nightclub in Orlando became the site of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Forty-nine victims at Pulse were gunned down by a shooter, who declared allegiance to ISIS.

Names of the victims are still in the process of being released, as their next of kin are notified, but displays of solidarity for the shooting victims and LGBTQ community began to pour out on social media as soon as news of the tragedy broke.

Below, see how some musicians have reacted to the horrific news.

Devastated for our friends and family in the queer community. Our hearts, our anger, our tears are for you today.

— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) June 12, 2016

I’m terrified for my kid to grow up in this world

— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) June 12, 2016

There are no more safe spaces, this is devastating.

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) June 12, 2016


What has happened in Orlando is Devastating. My heart Goes Out to all the Victims of the Shooting and to their Families. Stop Hate Crimes!!!! ??

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The news about Orlando has left us heartbroken. Sending all of our love to all the friends and families affected by this tragedy ❤️????

— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) June 12, 2016


You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise…Maya Angelou #prayersfororlando #rise #gay #pride #america #love #pulse #prayfororlando #onelove

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So devastating 2 hear about the loss of life in the Orlando shooting & those hospitalized/the families going thru this prayers 4 strength???

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) June 12, 2016

Plane just landed. Turned phone on. I wasn’t ready to see that headline. What will it take just to have a conversation about #GunControl?

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016

I mean to say something meaningful on my social media is just cliche & tired by now.

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016

this tragedy cycle of Violence–> Verified Twitter Wisdom “thoughts & prayers”—> RTs—-> empty results is tired.

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016

Great now I’m becoming the cliche issue I hate on social media. Y’all don’t hear me tho. My job isn’t to yell WHO to vote for but….

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016

Great now I’m becoming the cliche issue I hate on social media. Y’all don’t hear me tho. My job isn’t to yell WHO to vote for but….

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016

Orlando. Devastating.

— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) June 13, 2016

??'ers for Orlando.

— Mike Will Made-It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) June 12, 2016

Crying as I read about Orlando. I can't believe it. I don't understand. And especially at such a happy place!? Feeling sick.

— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) June 12, 2016

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