Justin Tranter is the creator of the charity song ‘Hands’. Justin has been an active supporter of the LGBT+ community since he came out, aged 14. “I woke up to the news that morning and was horrified and sad and scared” he said whilst speaking to Billboard. A day after receiving the news of the shooting, Tranter signed up to help with The Center Orlando. Once there, he met with GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis where the idea for ‘Hands’ was born.
Julia Michaels, Bloodpop and Mark Ronson join Justin, in the writing and production of the song. The purpose of ‘Hands’ is to raise money for victims of the Orlando ‘Pulse’ nightclub shooting.
In addition to these hit songwriters and producers, a few of the artists featured on the song include: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, P!nk, Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan, Britney Spears and Ru Paul.
The song is available to purchase on iTunes in America. Funds from the song will go straight to Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD. We urge readers to donate what they can to these charities using the following links:
Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund
GLBT Community Centre of Central Florida: http://www.thecenterorlando.org
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