When news first broke of the shooting in Orlando, Parson James was on his way to perform at a Pride festival in New Jersey. A gunman had opened fire in a gay nightclub killing 49 people, and James "got this weird nauseating twist in my stomach"."I couldn't not cry ... I just kept thinking about how I was going to play a Pride festival, when these people had their lives taken away for being proud of who they are," says James.
July 6 / New Zealand Herald