World's gay communities rally after Orlando attack

Mourners light candles on a rainbow flag draped with a black ribbon outside Barcelona's city hall during a vigil on June 13, 2016 in memory of the victims of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, FloridaThousands lined the streets in the central London district of Soho, long a hub for the gay community in Britain, bursting into chants of “we’re here, we’re queer, we will not live in fear” under rainbow flags. “It’s about solidarity, it’s a way for our voice to be to be heard — to try to tell everybody that love wins,” said Julius Reuben, 35, wearing towering heels and a long black dress. The crowd in London released 49 brightly coloured balloons into the sky for each one of the victims of Sunday’s massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

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