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49 Celebrities Come Together to ‘Stop the Hate’ and Pay Tribute to Victims of the Orlando Attacks

In remembrance of the 49 people who were killed earlier this month by a gunman at Pulse, a popular LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Ryan Murphy gathered 49 celebrities  including the likes of Lady Gaga, Lea Michele, Jane Fonda, and Kerry Washington — for a short film honoring each victim of the tragedy. Reading short biographies of the lives of each individual victim, the understated video also doubles as a PSA encouraging viewers to urge legislators to pass laws that protect LGBTQ rights and prevent gun violence. “The hate that stole these 49 individuals from all those who loved them has been allowed to flourish in our country for too long,” Murphy said in a statement. “No person is born hating another, and we have an obligation as Americans to stand up against prejudice and bigotry that would incite violence against someone simply for who they are. I am proud to have joined with Ned Martel, my talented colleagues, and the Human Rights Campaign to honor these 49 heroes and stop the hate.”

49 Celebrities Pay Tribute to Orlando Victims