In a salute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting tragedy, the centre of Sydney has turned pink.
The gesture on Monday signalled the city’s solidarity with the victims of the attack at the Pulse nightclub in the United States as well as with Sydney’s LGBT community who, along with LGBT people the world over, feel a particular horror at the events which unfolded overnight.
Sydney Town Hall in pink lights… (via @dailytelegraph) #Orlando #loveisloveislove pic.twitter.com/PGysolALpH
— Carly Adno (@CarlyW226) June 13, 2016
Brighten up the rest of the world. RT @CloverMoore: Here’s our pink Sydney Town Hall as it gets darker #Orlando pic.twitter.com/CF5A4n5EUC — interrogativus (@interrogativus) June 13, 2016
Sydney town hall. #Orlando pic.twitter.com/gbrYNsTaTT
— faceless woman (@maggiemaxie85) June 13, 2016
Tonight we've lit up the Sydney Town Hall pink #orlando pic.twitter.com/JHSnuJgqGN
— Clover Moore (@CloverMoore) June 13, 2016
Sydney Town Hall. In pink. In grief. In solidarity. #Orlando pic.twitter.com/R1UrXNmbe2
— Elenie Poulos (@EleniePoulos) June 13, 2016
Throught the day and evining, the Rainbow flag of Gay Pride flew over the Town Hall at half-mast.
The Rainbow flag runs at half-mast above Sydney Town Hall in reflection of the terrible events overnight in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/Rt6k2KIw10
— Correz Pond (@correzpond) June 13, 2016
Sydney is home to the world famous annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras.