49 Celebrities honor the 49 victims of the Orlando tragedy in this video organized by the Humans Rights Campaign.



Lady Gaga + Other Celebrities Honor The 49 Orlando Victims

To honor the 49 victims of the Orlando tragedy, the Human Rights Campaign, Ryan Murphy, and droves of other celebrities created a touching video, reflecting on each of the victims’ lives, talents, loves, and aspirations. The victims were sons, daughters, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, and colleagues; this video is a reminder of the humanity and beauty that we lost at the expense of hate.

After receiving a call from Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, Murphy, the writer and producer who’s best known for writing on Glee and American Horror Story, worked with Griffin and bigwigs in the entertainment industry over the span of two days. Dressed in all black, celebrities of all generations and sexual orientations—including the cast of Glee, Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Chris Pine, and others—came together to pay their respects for the victims.

The emotional 18-minute long video is more than a tribute. It is a call to action. The Human Rights Campaign asks “to demand common sense laws to protect the LGBTQ community and all Americans from hate violence.” It may seem like a simple request, and yet unfortunately it’s not; as the video notes, “Since the massacre, Congress has voted down commonsense gun safety laws…four times.”

Stay tuned to Milk for more on common sense laws.

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