LGBT+ community and allies came to Manchester's Gay Village for a Village-wide Hand Hold demonstration of strength and solidarity
CIVIC EVENT: Speeches from Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan, Rob Cookson (LGBT Foundation), Tony Lloyd (Interim Mayor), Smyth Harper (Police and Crime Commissioner's Office), Representative from GMP and from the Muslim communities in Manchester.
VIGIL PERFORMANCE WITH MANCHESTER LESBIAN AND GAY CHORUS
Led by Jonathan Mayor:
MLGC sang Something Inside So Strong, All You Need is Love. Speech from Annie Wallace, Antony Cotton, Gerry Porter and Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Minute's silence. Amazing Grace solo: Jen Langton-Sneyd, MLGC
Thank you to everyone who showed support for Orlando alongside us on Monday.
Let us continue to fight hate with love and song
A message of support to Orlando Gay Chorus from Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus
Ring of Steel: Hand Hold Around The Village
Video Coverage From BBC Radio Manchester
From one of our tenors, Brian Westley
From Councillor Kevin Peel