This Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video to honor the victims of the tragedy at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, where 49 people died during a shooting, considered one of the largest hate crimes against LGBT community in history..
The tribute was directed by Ned Martel and Emmy Award-winner Ryan Murphy and features stars from the series “American Horror Story”, “Glee” and “Scream Queens” among others telling details of every victim from the shooting.
“No person is born hating another, and we have an obligation as Americans to stand up against prejudice and bigotry that would incite violence against someone simply for who they are. I am proud to have joined with Ned Martel, my talented colleagues, and the Human Rights Campaign to honor these 49 heroes and stop the hate” – Ryan Murphy.
Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Angela Basset, Lea Michele, Harry Shum Jr., Caitlyn Jenner, Emma Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Demi Lovato, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gerard Butler, Evan Peters, Laverne Cox, Darren Criss and Kathy Bates are only a few of the celebrities appearing in the short film, encouraging people to join the fight against guns and defend LGBTQ rights.
The video ends with the message “Since the massacre, congress has voted down Commonsense Gun Safety Laws… FOUR TIMES. Meanwhile, more than 200 bills targeting the LGBT community have been introduced in states this year. It will take all of us to change that. Join us to demand action today” inviting people to visit https://stopthehate.hrc.org/
The Human Rights Campaign
According to the website: “As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community”.
In CelebMix we support the HRC and we also invite you to visit https://stopthehate.hrc.org/ and http://healorlando.org/