BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Hundreds gathered Monday night on the shores of the beach in Biloxi to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Orlando nightclub shooting.
"It's a wonderful feeling to have America dropping all of their issues of me me me and becoming a bond of one people where everybody is helping each other trying to feel out to the hearts of those who lost everything," said Gulfport resident B.J. Starlight.
People of all ages, races, and sexuality were there to show support as every victim in the shooting was named.
Even though some members of the LGBT community say they are scared of what could happen in the future, they say that wont stop them from supporting those who lost their lives in Orlando.
"I'm not gonna back down to all this hate and rhetoric," said LGBT supporter Charlotte Fergueson. "I'm gonna stand with my brothers and sisters."
Charlotte Fergueson said she was a victim of a hate crime years ago where she was viciously beat by a group of men.
"It's important for us to be here in support of them because it could have easily happened here," said Fergueson.
Members from the community also had the chance to speak their mind. Supporters said they will continue to pray for a change in the way the LGBT community is treated.