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Candlelight vigil at Kapiolani Park honors Orlando shooting victims

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Honolulu's LGBT community and its allies raised a light of hope Sunday evening for victims of the mass shooting that claimed 50 lives at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.

Dozens of people, regardless of age, race, creed, or sexual orientation united together in song. 

Together they sang “God Bless America” and “We Shall Overcome,” a powerful statement in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi-- a leader who believed in non-violent, civil disobedience.

Many left flowers and draped him in lei to express their aloha for all the families affected.

“It hurts me so bad,” said Antoin Millhouse, in tears at the vigil.

Millhouse was one of many who showed strong emotions as they arrived at Kapiolani Park. No one KITV spoke with knew any of the victims in Florida, but many members of the LGBT community felt this could have been any gay bar in America.

“It makes me feel like less than a person,” said Millhouse, emotional, “what did we do?”

As people gathered together to light their candles, it was a message of peace.

“The only way we can defeat evil, is with love,” said Marsha Joyner, who helped organize the vigil.

Organizers know, regardless of who you are or what you believe, many voices are stronger than one.

“When you hurt one of us, you hurt us all,” said Joyner.

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