TV producer Ryan Murphy and his celebrity friends have teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to pay tribute to the 49 victims of the June 12 Orlando shooting.
Murphy brought in several of his celebrity friends (many of whom you’ll recognize from Murphy TV projects including Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story) to shoot an 18-minute tribute. In it, each celebrity shares a story about the life of one victim. Some of them grow understandably shaken as they talk about the lives of the nightclub attendees, whose lives were taken too soon.
The full list of celebrities — in order of appearance — is as follows: Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Lea Michele, Colton Haynes, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Denis O’Hare, Rob Reiner, Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Édgar Ramírez, Max Greenfield, Chaz Bono, Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, Kerry Washington, George Lopez, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Nina Jacobson, Demi Lovato, Tyler Oakley, Yeardley Smith, Kid Cudi, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin McHale, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Daniels, Chace Crawford, Evan Peters, Gerard Butler, Katey Sagal, John Stamos, Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Darren Criss, Kathy Bates, Anna Paquin, Guillermo Díaz and Joe Mantello.
The video asks for people to help protect the LGBT community by calling on their legislators to Stop The Hate. “It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive,” the HRC writes, “and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence. Join the Human Rights Campaign and urge your legislator to support legislation that will ensure LGBTQ people are safe and equal in every community and find out how to support the survivors and families of the Orlando victims.”