On Monday night Labour Councillors Warren Morgan (City Council Leader), Dan Yates, Dan Chapman and Karen Barford attended with Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Chair of the City Party and over a thousand people at a vigil in the New Stein to remember those murdered by homophobic terrorists in Orlando, the largest LGBT killing in the Western World since World War 2.
The City Council flew flags at half mast and the Labour Group City Councillors held a later vigil as sun was setting under the flag outside Kings House (the seat of the Council).
Warren Morgan, in addressing the crowd at the New Steine said:
"I'm sad, but I'm angry too.
This was a brutal and murderous homophobic attack on the Orlando LGBT community in a space they thought was safe.
This was a brutal and murderous attack on our values, on Brighton and Hove values.
We stand in sorrow and solidarity with the LGBT community in Orlando and in this city.
Your loss is our loss.
Your sorrow is our sorrow.
Your fears are our fears.
Your safe space is our safe space.
You are our brothers and sisters.
You are our family and at this time we hold you close.
There is sorrow and there is anger.
There is a fierce determination that those who attack our LGBT family, who attack our values, will never win.
Anger cannot win, sadness cannot win.
Hope must win, love must win.
We stand together, we grieve together, we will get through this together."