Dozens of celebrities have partaken in a video tribute to the victims killed in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub earlier this month.
In the heartbreaking yet eye-opening video, stars like Lady Gaga, Chris Pine and Kerry Washington share the stories of the 49 victims killed at Pulse, a popular LGBTQ nightclub. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Jean C. Nieves Rodriguez “purchased his first home this spring so his mother could live there, too,” according to the video.
Meanwhile, Javier Jorge-Reyes had an “uncanny knack” for making a pregnant friend’s baby kick.
“The hate that stole these 49 individuals from all those who loved them has been allowed to flourish in our country for too long,” Ryan Murphy, who directed the video, said in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
The 18-minute video was released Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign.