LGBTQ communities from around the world are mourning the loss of 50 people who were tragically killed in a violent attack at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub over the weekend.
The violence in Orlando marked the largest mass shooting in United States history and the worst act of terrorism on American soil since September 11, 2001.
Cities across North America, as well as in countries as far away as France, Israel, and Chile, have set up memorials and gathered for vigils for the victims.
In honour of all of the lives affected, we’re sharing 12 images that display Canada’s support and fight for equality.
Crowds of spectators lined the streets of Vancouver’s West End to cheer on the participants of the annual Pride Parade.
Sunny skies and plenty of rainbows welcomed a massive throng of parade-goers to the annual Vancouver Pride Parade.
Vancouver has nothing but love for its lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and queer communities. You can see their support as they proudly march the Pride flag down Robson Street.
Former Calgary Stampeder Jon Cornish shows his support for the LGBTQ community as he blows bubbles while enjoying the Pride Parade in downtown Calgary.
The Calgary Police Service shows off its support at the Pride Parade in downtown Calgary as they proudly march together.
Justin Trudeau didn’t let the gloomy weather dampen his spirits at the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade.
Cold temperatures and a constant drizzle didn’t cool celebrations at Toronto’s 35th annual Pride parade.
Toronto’s downtown core was bursting with love and support during the 2014 World Pride celebration, which welcomed members of the LGBTQ community from all around the world.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history earlier this month when he raised the Pride flag on Parliament Hill for the first time to mark the start of the month celebrating Canada’s LGBTQ community.
Hundreds of men, women, and children came out to show their support for Montreal’s LGBTQ community at the 2015 Pride Parade.
Montreal proudly stands by its LGBTQ community members and honours them with a week-long festival that attracts people from around the world.
Revellers and spectators of all ages came out to show their love and support at Montreal’s annual Pride Parade.