The world is still reeling from the shooting that happened at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12. It was a horrible tragedy, and the LGBTQ+ community is coming together to support each other in miraculous ways. People have gone on Twitter to take a stand against gun violence, celebrities have shown their support for the victims on social media, and there have been vigils all over the country.
Now, director Ryan Murphy has come together with the Human Rights Campaign to create a beautiful and touching tribute video featuring 49 celebrities (to honor each of the 49 victims) in response to the events that happened on June 12.
The video is called “Stop The Hate, and aside from being a touching tribute video, it’s also a call to action. In the video, viewers are urged to “visit http://stopthehate.hrc.org/ and take action by supporting victims’ families and survivors through healorlando.org, as well as contacting legislators to demand passage of LGBTQ protections and common-sense gun violence prevention measures.”
In the 18-minute video, each celebrity talks in-depth about one of the victims of the shooting. We see their photo, hear about their lives, and how much their friends and family loved them. It’s hard to watch, but it’s important, and we’re thankful that each and every one of these people was willing to participate. You can watch the video in full below: