Cities Light Up in Support of Orlando and the LGBT Community
As the world the terror attack, this time in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, cities across the United States paid their respects by lighting up major landmarks and monuments in rainbow colors.
In New York City, One World Trade Center and the Helmsley Building both lit up in rainbow, while the Empire State Building opted to go dark. Mayor Bill de Blasio also released a statement that all flags will be flown at half-mast and that City Hall will be lit up in support of the LGBT community as well.
City Hall and the U.S. Bank building in Los Angeles followed suit, lighting up in the rainbow hues. Other spots like the TD Garden in Boston, the El Paso Downtown interchange, Minnesota’s Lowry Avenue Bridge, the Bond Bridge in Kansas City, and The Orlando Eye lit up in rainbow colors. Still other national landmarks, like the Seattle’s Space Needle, flew rainbow flags at half-mast.
Internationally, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Tel Aviv’s city hall, and Toronto’s city hall were all illuminated with rainbow colors.
A look at the signs of support, below.