Today (June 12) marks one year since a horrific mass shooting at Orlando’s LBGTQ nightclub Pulse claimed 49 lives, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
And while hundreds gather at the Florida nightclub — now being developed into a museum and memorial site — to take part in a public remembrance ceremony, Hollywood is taking to social media to pay tribute to the victims and their families.
The attack began at the LGBTQ space in the early morning of June 12, 2016 and continued for nearly 24 hours, leaving 49 dead and 53 injured. Orlando officials have since declared the date “Orlando United Day of Love and Kindness,” and the somber anniversary is being noted by celebrities like Michelle Visage, Billy Eichner and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Follow along to their responses and others, below.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 12, 2017
A year later, and the loss and the shock still feels like just this morning.
Thinking about you today Orlando.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 12, 2017
June 12th marks the day where just one year ago some of the most horrific events unfolded inside pulse nightclub. Let us spend our day today in mourning the loss of the 49 beautiful and innocent souls that got stolen from us in a disgusting and ignorant act of terrorism. But all the while celebrating their time on this beautiful earth. Please get out there , go to your local pride parades and events, march your hearts out and let us all wear our rainbows with PRIDE and remember that THIS is what pride month is all about ! —— #lovealwayswins
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2017
— Katie Stevens (@thekatiestevens) June 12, 2017
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 12, 2017
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) June 12, 2017
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 12, 2017
— Orlando FL (@citybeautiful) June 12, 2017