Names of Orlando shooting victims read aloud at New York City vigil

Thousands attended a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City on Monday, June 13, 2016.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio joined in a vigil for victims of the Orlando shooting that drew thousands of people Monday evening at the Stonewall Inn.

A 1969 police raid at Stonewall led to street protests widely credited as the start of large-scale gay rights activism.

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A police counterterrorism unit was standing watch at the event outside the Greenwich Village tavern, which President Barack Obama has proposed to designate as the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S.

The crowd shouted "Not one more" and "Love is love is love is love is love".

Nick Jonas and Tituss Burgess also spoke at the event.

"I think there's a lot fear in the community here in New York City and around the country," de Blasio said in an interview on 1010 WINS radio. "Our message tonight is: We stand in solidarity with all members of the LGBT community."

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A group of transgender Hispanic activists said they would march through the borough of Queens on Monday "to free our streets of homo-transphobia."

Some politicians planned to join in a vigil Monday night in Washington Heights, a largely Hispanic neighborhood.
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