Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump showed her support for the LGBT community on Sunday at the annual L.A. Pride parade, just hours after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left at least 50 people dead and more than 50 injured.
Lisa, who is a well-known LGBT advocate, rode atop a red double decker bus like the ones famously found in her native London, along with Chris O’Connor, the British Consul General in L.A., and actress Lesley Nicol.
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Lisa’s SUR staff also celebrated on Sunday and posed for pictures on their Instagram accounts.
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Lisa also spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the the awful news in Orlando. She said that the tragedy in Orlando cast a “somber shadow over today’s events, which should be a day of celebration.” “I’ve had gay restaurants, bars, clubs, and I’ve always known the gay community to be a kind, peaceful community that embrace one another. And for me, such a heinous act, it’s devastating. We need to have a moment of prayer and really understand that these people, they were just innocent victims, and I’m truly, truly sorry.”
The SUR staff also started a GoFundMe page for the tragic event that happened in Orlando.
â€” SUR (@sur_rules) June 13, 2016
We are starting a #lovechallenge to spread love and equality in support of #lapride2016 and the families and friends affected by the tragedy in Orlando. Grab a buddy, pucker up and HASHTAG #lovechallenge! Spreadthe word by tagging your friends! We have a gofundme set up to raise money to donate to those affected because #weholovesorlando LINK IN BIO
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