The Beautiful Way People Are Supporting the Gay Community After the Orlando Shooting

The hashtag #loveislove began trending on Twitter following the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL, that left 50 people dead and more than 50 injured. It's been declared the deadliest mass shooting in US history. On Sunday, people used the hashtag to post messages showing love and support for the LGBT community; Twitter created a rainbow-colored heart that appeared every time someone used the hashtag. Check out some of the tweets:

No violent acts, in Orlando or any other place will stop LGBTQ+ people from sharing their love for one another. #LoveisLove

— Christopher Glabb (@ChrisGlabb) June 12, 2016

Be proud of who we are. #loveislove

— h (@halsey) June 12, 2016

embrace your sexuality and who you are and don't let ANYONE tear that down #loveislove

— dy (@santiaghoes) June 12, 2016

Your sexuality is not a sin. Killing 50 people for any reason is a sin. Remember that! #LoveIsLove

— Sløvenian Clique (@SlovenianClique) June 12, 2016

Honoring the victims orlando #loveislove at LA pride parade

— joelle (@WHATABOUTCAYLEN) June 12, 2016

Let people live their lives how ever the hell they want. Its 'their' life not yours, so back off. Spread love not ignorance. #LoveIsLove

— | Harriet | (@awishintherain) June 12, 2016

never be ashamed to be who you are, The world is a disgusting place but you are all utterly beautiful people my ❤️ goes out #loveislove

— ellen (@ellencorser) June 12, 2016

Today we grieve for the lost and hurt.Tomorrow we rise to fight for universal acceptance and equality.Stay strong, remember that #LoveIsLove

— Shuja Gandhi (@shujagandhi) June 12, 2016

everyone anywhere;
-be safe
-be proud
-be yourself
-be happy
-be cautious
i love you all so much💓

— rebekah (@lestersfreckles) June 12, 2016

my prayers go out to the family's who have been affected by this shooting. #loveislove

— Mark Thomas (@duhitzmark) June 12, 2016

The #loveislove hashtag was popular almost a year ago when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage, and its use then focused more on celebration than sorrow.