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Nick Jonas and Tituss Burgess honor Orlando victims at New York rally

Pop star Nick Jonas and actor Tituss Burgess were among the thousands who gathered near New York's landmark Stonewall Inn to honor those who died in the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, at the weekend (12Jun16).

Nearly 50 people were killed and another 53 injured after gunman Omar Mateen opened fire with an assault weapon at gay hotspot Pulse, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.


And on Monday (13Jun16), thousands lined the streets of Greenwich Village in Manhattan, with the center of the rally being Stonewall Inn - the gay bar where the famous Stonewall riots occurred in 1969.


The riots are considered to be one of the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement in America, and nearly 50 years later, citizens, many holding rainbow flags, gathered to remembered those who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre.


Among those in attendance was Jealous hit maker Nick, who took the podium to speak the crowd, while Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Burgess sang a moving rendition of Somewhere from West Side Story.


Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio also spoke at the vigil, while those lining the streets chanted, "Not one more" and "Love is love is love is love is love".