HRC Releases a Heartbreaking Tribute
Orlando is more than a vacation destination. Orlando is these divided states, these people. Orlando is us.
On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 wounded at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman, and the deadliest incident of violence against the LGBT community in US history.
In response, Human Rights Campaign has released a beautiful 18-minute Tribute directed by Emmy Award-winning Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel. With the support of their colleagues, the video features a diverse cast of 49 actors, directors and other entertainment leaders recounting individual stories of the people killed.
“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,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
You can watch the full HRC Tribute video below:
Here at Tribute we were incredibly moved by this video and send our love to the families and friends of each and every Orlando victim.