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Twitter Fills With LGBT People Joining World in Sympathy for France

Twitter Fills With LGBT People Joining World in Sympathy for France

Reaction to Terrorist Attacks

Prominent LGBT people joined the reaction across social media to attacks in France.

LGBT people everywhere are joining in sending sympathy to the residents of Paris, where 120 people were reported killed in terrorist attacks Friday night.

Most of the deaths were at a concert venue where gunmen had held audience members hostage, The New York Times reports, but there were shootings and bomb blasts at several other locations around the city, including near a stadium (pictured above) where French and German teams were playing a soccer match. Police eventually stormed the concert hall and reportedly killed some of the attackers; now they say all eight gunment involved in the attacks have been killed, although some accomplices may remain at large, the BBC reports.

MSNBC, which has had continuous coverage of the situation Friday night, reports that as many as 200 people have been injured, 80 of them seriously. Weather Channel anchor Sam Champion, in Paris for an event on climate change hosted by former Vice President Al Gore, reported that the city was in a state of lockdown in the wake of the attacks, and Gore canceled the event. French President Francois Hollande, who had been at the soccer game, declared a state of emergency and tightened border security.

Here is a sampling of LGBT reactions from Twitter; check back in for updates as we get them.


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Sending loving thoughts to Paris.

A photo posted by Alec Mapa (@alecmapa) on

Praying for Paris via @defineamerican

A photo posted by Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) on


A photo posted by Lucas Cruikshank (@lucascruikshank) on

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