W. Hollywood officials: Hearts are heavy but resolve is strong

Statement made before L.A. Pride parade begins
Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 14:37:14-04

At 10:12 a.m. Sunday, officials at the City of West Hollywood released this statement:

"There are no words that capture the heartbreak we feel today. The tragic shooting massacre last night in Orlando, which took the lives of more than 50 people, is nothing short of horrific."

"This is a terrible reminder to the LGBT community that, though we've achieved so much in our fight for full equality, there is still much work to be done for love to prevail. In West Hollywood today, LA Pride will go on."

"As we march in the streets today under gray skies, and as we take a moment of silence to grieve together before the parade begins, our hearts will be heavy but our resolve will be strong."

"Public safety is our number-one priority and the City of West Hollywood is on heightened alert and is working closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to ensure a safe L.A. Pride in West Hollywood."