ORLANDO (NBC) - Five months after the deadly shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando came together to celebrate it’s pride event.
But no matter the storm the still-grieving community is continuing to unite as one on the five month anniversary of the Pulse massacre.
Around 150,000 people came to send a message.
Orlando’s 12th annual Come Out With Pride Parade, which had been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, celebrates the city’s LGBTQ community.
The parade paying tribute to the first responders, the employees of pulse, and the victims of the attack.
At the history center, the iconic 49 crosses honoring those killed were on display.
Before the parade, the city’s first openly gay elected official held a prayer circle, reflecting on the anniversary and calling for unity.
The event ended with a moment of silence along with a reading of the pulse victims’ names and a fireworks display.
Organizers said this was a chance for the community to heal and celebrate the lives lost.