Two days after the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, which resulted in 49 deaths, Demi Lovato posted a note, assuring the LGBTQ community that she stands with them.
“There are no words for how upset I’ve been since Orlando,” Lovato wrote. “I cry for the victims, ache for the families, and have immense admiration for the LGBTQ community and their resolve in absorbing this horror and uniting with strength and fearlessness. Stay strong. We stand with you.”
Shortly afterward, she tweeted another message, stating that we need to stop the cycle of hurting, mourning, arguing, and then settling in the face of these tragedies.
Lovato has been a vocal supporter of the LGBT community for years. In 2014, she performed as the grand marshall of L.A.’s gay pride parade, and more recently, she and Nick Jonas cancelled their North Carolina concert in protest of the state’s anti-trans bathroom bill.