Watch This Drag Queen Comfort Orlando's LGBT Community In Wake of Tragic Mass Shooting

Source: Mic
Source: Mic

Orlando's LGBT community found comfort in the voice and arms of drag queen Sonique as she performed Chrsitina Aguilera's "Beautiful" Sunday night at Parliament House nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

A crowd of several hundred, who braved bad weather and fear for their own safety to attend the event, gathered for a vigil to remember the 50 dead and dozens wounded at the mass shooting that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub. The nightclub was celebrating a Latin-themed night at the time.

Sonique stooped down from the stage to cradle sobbing men in her arms as she sang. 

And everywhere we go (and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine (the sun will always, always, shine)
And tomorrow we might awake
On the other side

Watch the moving performance below:

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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

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