Mass vigil in Orlando gathers thousands in outpour of solidarity, heartache

Organized by Equality Florida, the state’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization, the vigil featured Latino and gay activists offering speeches of hope and remembrance for the victims killed in the Pulse shooting, a majority of whom were Mexican, Venezuelan and Puerto Rican.

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    A crowd gathers for a vigil in honor of the Pulse night club shooting victims at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 13, 2016. (Charles King/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 13: Volunteers assemble a prayer chair prior to the start of an evening vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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    A crowd gathers for a vigil in honor of the Pulse night club shooting victims at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 13, 2016. (Charles King/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 13: Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial prior to an evening vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 13: A man plants a Pride flag at a makeshift memorial prior to an evening vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 13: People gather at a makeshift memorial prior to an evening vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 13: Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial prior to an evening vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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    People gather at a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in downtown Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 13, 2016. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Matt Mitchell, 42, of Orlando who was born and raised in Orlando takes a moment Tuesday, June 14, 2016 to pray at a growing memorial at the The Dr. Phillips Center for the victims of the mass shooting Sunday at the Pulse Nightclub. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP) ** LEESBURG OUT, LADY LAKE OUT , DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL OUT , TV OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES **
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    Bree Balchunas, left, and Amy Semesco, right pay tribute, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., at a growing memorial at the The Dr. Phillips Center for the victims of the mass shooting Sunday at the Pulse Nightclub. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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    Frankie Arroyo and Tabbitha Segui hold up photos of victim Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado.
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