Vigil at New York's Stonewall honors Orlando nightclub shooting victims

A vigil was held at the Stonewall Inn in New York on June 12, 2016 for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. (@louisxharrry/Twitter)

A deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando left at least 50 people dead on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Across the country, LGBT communities gathered to mourn the loss of the victims.



In New York City, LGBT people and their allies converged on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in spontaneous reaction to the shooting. The Manhattan bar became a national symbol of gay rights after a 1969 police raid led to violent street riots.

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Stonewall is "where we go when things like this happen," said Andy Humm, host of the "Gay USA" TV show.

Click here for full coverage on the deadly mass shooting in Orlando.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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