In the wake of Sunday morning's horrific mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, the Memphis LGBT community and its supporters gathered in front of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Center in Cooper-Young Sunday night.
The vigil drew an estimated 300-400 people. Speakers included Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Congressman Steve Cohen, and Executive Director of the MGLCC, Will Batts.
Batts pointed out the historic significance of gay clubs as a sanctuary for the LGBT community. "They were a place where I could be who I was," he said.
Strickland said, "I know there is more love than hatred in this world," adding that he was comforted by seeing the crowd gathered in support.