The out CNN anchor's emotional reading of the names of the 49 people killed in the Pulse shooting channels feelings on the ground in Orlando.
Christopher Hansen has repeated his harrowing story to media all over the world.
Thousands of people poured into the streets for a vigil, bringing other city activities to a standstill.
During the vigil, the Pulse night club's owner vowed to reopen.
The crowdfunding campaign's success shows that "love and compassion will and must prevail," says an Equality Florida staffer.
Florida men say they were messaged by Omar Mateen on gay dating apps, and that the shooter had been a regular at Pulse.
Writer and trans activist Hannah Simpson expands on the advice that got cheers outside the Stonewall.