Eiffel Tower by @Carlos.laron on Instagram
Monuments worldwide shone with the colors of the LGBTQ flag in solidarity with the 49 shooting victims at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando Saturday night. New York City Hall, the Helmsley Building on Park Avenue and the spire of One World Trade Center were all rainbow colored this weekend. The Empire State Building went dark as a show of respect.
Empire State Building by @javan on Instagram
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2016
“Je Suis Paris” was the show of solidarity for Paris this past fall after the attacks on that city, with many landmarks in New York City and around the world lighting up. Now it seems Paris is saying “Je Suis Orlando” by illuminating the Eiffel Tower in rainbow colors. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of France, tweeted “Paris stands with Orlando. Tonight The Eiffel Tower will be illuminated in LGBT colors in tribute to victims,” with the hashtag #Lovewins.
Helmsley Building by @ajspinns on Instagram
Other iconic buildings and landmarks throughout the world that paid homage to the victims of the Orlando attacks included San Francisco City Hall, TD Garden in Boston, the Bond Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri, The Harbor Bridge in Sydney Australia and St. Georges Hall in Liverpool. In the home city of the Pulse Nightclub, the Orlando Eye alternated between lighting up in LGBTQ colors and red, white, and blue.
One World Trade Center by @One_World_Trade_Center on Instagram
San Francisco City Hall by @gaypunk23 on Instagram
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Next, see the landmarks that lit up for the terrorist attack in Paris last fall and check out 10 notable LGBT Landmarks in NYC.