A slew of celebrities came together for the Human Rights campaign to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) produced the video, which features celebrities reading a brief eulogy for each of the victims.
“We want to ensure that what we do is effective,” Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter on set of production. “It’s on all of us to know each and every one of them by name and for their legacies to, in part, spur change on important issues.”
The 18 minute video effectively humanizes each lost life. We learn about their families, their work, hopes and dreams. The moving piece ends with a call for action to stop gun violence. There’s more information at stopthehate.hrc.org.
Celebrities who took part in the project include: Lady Gaga, Connie Britton, Lea Michele, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, Kerry Washington, Demi Lovato, Kevin McHale, Lee Daniels, Laverne Cox, Darren Criss, and many more.
Watch it here.