Two days after 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, Demi Lovato has taken to Twitter to let the LGBT community know that they do not stand alone in the face of this senseless and horrible tragedy.
"There are no words for how upset I've been since Orlando," she wrote. "I cry for the victims, ache for the families, and have immense admiration for the LGBTQ community and their resolve in absorbing this horror and uniting with strength and fearlessness."
"Stay strong," she continued. "We stand with you."
Shortly after, she posted another message to Twitter, saying that the cycle of mourning, arguing, and then settling after tragedies needs to stop—that these tragedies themselves need to stop.
Demi has long been an extremely vocal ally for the LGBT community; and most recently, showed her support for LGBT rights by wearing a transgender equality shirt during her performance at the Billboard Music Awards.
"We hurt. We mourn. We argue. We settle," she wrote. "We need to stop the cycle."
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