Demetrice Naulings was holding hands with his best friend at the Pulse night club in Orlando when a gunman opened fire. Survivors of Sunday's tragedy are now trying to come to terms with their loss.
From George Takei to J.K. Rowling, celebrities respond with shock and condolences to the Orlando shooting, in which 50 people were killed in a gay nightclub. Sunday night's Tony Awards were dedicated to the victims.
The shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando 'was an act of terror and an act of hate,' the US president said. World leaders have expressed 'the deepest feelings of horror and condemnation.'
Orlando residents are struggling to deal with the tragedy after a gunman killed dozens of people. Many are contributing money or donating blood to help the injured. Miodrag Soric reports from Florida.
Democrats in the US Senate held the floor for fifteen hours in a bid to force a debate on gun legislation. Republicans finally agreed to vote on the matter following the mass shooting in Orlando.
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