On Saturday, a mass shooting at an Orlando LGBT nightclub shocked the world. The shooter identified himself as a member of ISIS in the midst of a rampage that claimed the lives of 50 club-goers and injured more than 50 others. It’s considered the deadliest shooting in US history, a truly dubious distinction. On Monday, though, the world responded in kind by showing their solidarity for both the victims and the LGBT community as a whole.
Some of the world’s most famous buildings are now lighting up in rainbow colors to express their sorrow over Saturday’s shooting. Tel Aviv’s city hall, the Harbor Bridge over the Sidney Opera House, the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington, One World Trade Center, and Nashville’s Metro Courthouse and Gateway Bridge are just a handful of the buildings that are going rainbow to show how appalled they are at this weekend’s horrific event. More buildings are expected to join in the salute over the coming days.
As authorities probe the shooter’s background and investigate any clues surrounding the case (and it’s possible connection to both ISIS and the Boston bombings), the sympathetic eye of the world is on Orlando and the friends and families of the victims.