Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign, a video was released today honoring the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting. Directed by Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel, 49 celebrities pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the Pulse Nightclub, our nation’s deadliest shooting.
Here’s the complete press release:
Today, we are releasing a moving and lasting tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub on Latin night.
The 18-minute tribute – directed by Emmy Award-winning Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel, with the support of their colleagues at Ryan Murphy Television – features a diverse cast of 49 actors, directors and other entertainment leaders recounting individual stories of the victims of our nation’s deadliest mass shooting.
In the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy, Ryan asked how he could help drive awareness about the dual epidemics of anti-LGBTQ hate violence and gun violence that, together, claimed so many lives at Pulse nightclub. The result was this moving tribute, filmed over the course of three days, at FOX Studios in Los Angeles.
The 49 heroes who lost their lives on June 12 were brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors, boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives. They were mostly young and mostly Latinx. But above all, they were human beings who were loved, and who had hopes and dreams for long, full lives.
We need you now, and in the days and weeks ahead, to keep their memories alive and honor their legacies by ensuring our nation acts to end anti-LGBTQ hate and gun violence.
Today, you can start by watching this video, supporting the victims and survivors, and acting now to stop the hate.
Chad Griffin, President