Nick Jonas speaks at the Stonewall LGBT vigil in New York following Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

'You have the right to love and be loved'

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Nick Jonas is a keen supporter of LGBTQ+ rights (aka human rights, let's be honest); and yesterday he attended the Stonewall vigil for those who lost their lives in last weekend's Orlando shooting to speak out on the tragedy.

49 people lost their lives at Pulse nightclub when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire, and Nick showed some support for the community with a touching speech telling the hundreds of attendees 'you have the right to love and be loved.'

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Speaking at the event, Nick said: "More than anything, I just want to speak from the heart and say I woke up yesterday to the news, like all of you, and my heart broke.

"I grew up here in New York City and New Jersey, performing on Broadway shows, surrounded by some of my closest friends from the LGBT community.

"My father, a minister from New Jersey, shaped my view that love is love, that we are all equal. That no matter who you are, or where you're from, or where you're going in life, you have the right to love and be loved. So yesterday, thinking about the families of the victims and the lives lost, I just thought that could be my friend. That could be my people."

Watch Nick's heartfelt speech below.

Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives at this time.

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