In remembrance of the victims of the tragic Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, Hollywood’s most recognizable stars have united to pay tribute.
Stars young and old joined a Human Rights Campaign video directed by Ryan Murphy and released Wednesday in honor of the 49 victims of the June 12 terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.—the deadliest incident against the LGBT community in American history and the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman.
“For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder,” the video’s description reads. “It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence.”
In tandem with that goal, each of the 49 celebrities—among them Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Demi Lovato, Chris Pine, Terrence Howard and Laverne Cox—appeared on screen to narrate specific details about each one of the victims, including unique stories about how they met their partners, what they were studying in school and what they were celebrating on that Latin Night at Pulse.