In response to the recent mass shooting in Orlando at an LGBTQ nightclub, director Ryan Murphy and 49 celebrities teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to produce a video tribute to the victims and to call for common sense gun laws.
A mix of TV and film actors and members of the LGBTQ community took a moment to remember each of the 49 victims individually. Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox and more took a moment to inform viewers about the life of each person lost in the shooting.
“Javier Jorge Reyes. 40 years old. Javier loved selling the latest fashions and accessories at Gucci, and the company has arranged for his body to be sent back to Puerto Rico,” says Sarah Paulson. “He playfully reimagined his name on Facebook as Harvey George Kings, and his pregnant friend recalled how he had an uncanny knack for making her baby kick.”
The casts of various Ryan Murphy shows, including “American Horror Story” and “Glee” joined the director for the project. The clip encourages viewers to sign up at the HRC website and “stop the hate.”
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“It’s time to stop the bleeding. Let’s show the world that love conquers hate. Join me and the Human Rights Campaign to demand common sense laws to protect the LGBTQ and all Americans from hate violence,” Angela Bassett pleads.
Watch the video below, and visit the Stop The Hate Campaign website to support Orlando victims, send a message to Congress, or learn more about the project.