A CROWD of LGBTI supporters wearing angel wings joined forces to stop anti-gay group Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) from picketing the funeral of 31-year-old Orlando shooting victim Christopher Leinonen.
The crowd erupted in cheers when the Orlando police eventually escorted WBC away from the funeral on Saturday, June 18.
Members of the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Company decided to come together to block the WBC protesters at the funeral after it was announced on social media that they would picket it.
The thoughtful group created 2.4m angel wings to block the hateful protesters from the view of Leinonen’s grieving family.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 18, 2016
Despite the severity of the attack, four gun measures failed to pass the US senate on on Monday.
Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 others when he opened fire in Pulse nightclub. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a gunman in the US and the deadliest attack against LGBTI people.