WASHINGTON - DC residents remembered the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting Wednesday night on the third anniversary of that incident.
Dozens of people gathered at Foundry United Methodist Church in Northwest DC to participate in a vigil to remember the 49 people who were gunned down in that Orlando nightclub.
Tiara Parker spoke at the event that was organized by the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence.
Parker was injured in the shooting. Her 18-year-old cousin, Akyra Murray, also lost her life.
"I feel like it wouldn't be right if I didn't do something," she said.
Parker has fought alongside the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence to push for new gun reforms.
Jason Lindsay, the executive director and CEO of the Pride Fund, said gun reform is one of the most important topics in the LGBT community.
"Tor the public, they are voting on the issue," he said. "And, they are demanding action from elected officials on the topic."
Murray added that one other thing is needed to quell gun violence in the future: love.
"Love always wins," she said. "And, that's the truth."