Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kerry Washington, Caitlyn Jenner, and Lea Michele are among the all-star panel of voices that read biographies and anecdotes from the victims’ individual lives. Murphy’s PSA also stresses awareness of LGBTQ rights and the prevention of gun violence nationwide.
“It’s time to stop the bleeding,” says Gaga.
“Let’s show the world that love conquers hate,” continues Chris Pine.
Murphy issued the following in a supplementary statement:
“The hate that stole these 49 individuals from all those who loved them has been allowed to flourish in our country for too long. 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.”