Nick Jonas Addresses Orlando At Stonewall Inn Vigil In New York City: “My Heart Broke”

Rachel Sonis | June 14, 2016 11:36 am

Yesterday (June 13), vigils were held across the United States (and the world) in remembrance of the victims involved in the recent tragic Orlando shooting.

Many musicians came out to support. In addition to Lady Gaga reading the names of the victims at a vigil in Los Angeles, Nick Jonas took the stage in front of the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City to say a few words.

“More than anything, I just want to speak from the heart and say I woke up yesterday to the news, like all of you, and my heart broke,” Jonas said. “I grew up here in New York City and New Jersey, performing on Broadway shows, surrounded by some of my closest friends from the LGBT community,

He continued, “My father, a minister from New Jersey, shaped my view that love is love, that we are all equal. That no matter who you are, or where you’re from, or where you’re going in life, you have the right to love and be loved. So yesterday, thinking about the families of the victims and the lives lost, I just thought that could be my friend. That could be my people.”

Watch the full speech below.

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