One couple posted this powerful photo on Instagram, captioned: "#TwoMenKissing because the father of the Orlando attacker said that Mateen had seen two men kissing and got very angry so maybe that's why he went after the gay club. Well your hate can't take away the pride our community has for the rights that we have been fighting for for so long. In our month of pride and always we will not be silenced. Take your hate and homophobia somewhere else, we've been dealing with it for far too long. #lgbtq #orlando #pulse #pride #bestrong"
Several celebrities have spoken out about the events, and taken to social media to voice their support for the victims and their families.