During a visit to The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show, Nick Jonas discussed the speech he made at the StoneWall Inn Vigil for Orlando victims.
“I saw that the vigil was taking place and asked my team what I could do to get involved. The LGBT community has been so supportive of me that I wanted to do anything that I could,” said the New Jersey native. “I didn’t prepare anything. I wanted to speak from the heart and kinda say what I could to ease any pain, or some of the pain.”
The 23-year-old explained that his father, Kevin Jonas Sr., influenced his beliefs.
“He shaped my view that all people are equal and we all deserve love and to be loved, and I think that’s so important,” said Nick.
Although Nick’s speech was not prepared, it was incredibly touching and positive.
At one point, the crowd even broke out in laughter when a fan screamed “I love you!” after Nick said “No matter who you are, or where you’re from, or where you’re going in your life, you have the right to love and be loved.”
Watch Nick’s speech below:
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“I’m no politician, I have a humble and small voice,” Nick closed with. “But when you look out and see the faces here, you now that if we all raise our small voices, we can do a lot of change.”