From the first hours after the news of the Orlando massacre broke, in which a shooter killed 49 people and injured 53 others in an act of hatred of LGBTQ people, it was clear that most of the men and women who died that day were Latin Americans.
But it wouldn’t be for several more hours, after the majority of the victim’s names were confirmed, that it would become clear that most of the Latinas and Latinos were Puerto Rican …
My reaction to any hurt I feel is to turn to music.
This song really speaks to me, and really speaks about the pain it can feel to be judged for who you love, who you are, or what you look like.
My heart goes out to all of those who have been effected by the killings at Pulse in Orlando, Florida.
Hate never ends well, and love is the only way this world will ever pull through. #LoveIsTheMessage
If you haven’t done so yet, download “Love Make the World Go Round” by Sunday, July 31, and Caesars Entertainment will make a matching donation up to $50,000 to Proyecto #SomosOrlando in honor of Caesars Palace’s 50th Anniversary and Jennifer Lopez’s charitable efforts.
Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Epic Records are proudly donating 100% of their proceeds (at least ninety-one cents) from each U.S. download sale of the single “Love Make the World Go Round” on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/LMTWGR) from July 8, 2016 to October 5, 2016 to the Hispanic Federation for the Somos Orlando Fund, to benefit those affected by the Pulse shooting in Orlando.
July 11th, 2016 Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda sing ‘Love Make the World Go Round’
Jennifer López and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined forces for a good cause. Their new song, “Love Make The World Go Round,” was just released on iTunes. It’s a tribute to everyone affected by the tragic shooting in Orlando.
They perform the song live on the TODAY plaza to an audience that includes survivors of the nightclub shooting as well as family members of some of the victims.
~~Jennifer Lopez Love Make the World Go Round feat Lin-Manuel Miranda Live~~
~~Published on Jul 11, 2016~~
Credits: NBC today, HD Jennifer Lopez , Lin-Manuel .Miranda
Tribute song for Orlando Pulse shooting victims.
A fun dance track with a serious purpose.
Last week, Jennifer Lopez and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released “Love Make the World Go Round,” a tribute to those affected by the Orlando Pulse shooting, with sales of the single benefiting survivors of the tragedy.
On Monday, July 11, they performed the song live for the very first time on TODAY, in front of an audience that included 50 Orlando survivors and family members.
~~Jennifer Lopez: I ‘Stalked’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Into Singing With Me~~
~~Published on Jul 11, 2016~~
After performing “Love Make the World Go Round” on the plaza, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda tell TODAY about the new song, which pays tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre, with all proceeds going toward those affected. Miranda also talks about ending his stint as the star of the Broadway smash “Hamilton.”
49 Top Stars Gather to Record Short Film to Honor Orlando Victims
By Michael O’Connell
(June 29, 2016)
Nobody knew what to do, but everybody wanted to do something. The June 12 mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, unfolded more than 2,000 miles away from Los Angeles — but the grief and frustration over an increasingly familiar narrative left many people in Hollywood searching a meaningful way to respond.
The recipient of many blind offers of service was Ryan Murphy.
The producer’s phone rang frequently in the days following the attack at Pulse, with one call coming from Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin. The two quickly crafted a plan to recruit 49 altruistic celebrities to memorialize each of the Orlando victims by reading a brief eulogy of their lives, editing the clips to construct a 18-minute film that started streaming live online starting June 29.
“We want to ensure that what we do is effective,” Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter on set of production.
“It’s on all of us to know each and every one of them by name and for their legacies to, in part, spur change on important issues.”
Special thanks to Ryan Murphy, Ned Martel and their colleagues at Ryan Murphy Television for making this project possible and all of our friends in the entertainment community for their support of this project including (in order of appearance) 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.
49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute
~~Published on Jun 29, 2016~~
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.
On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were.
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.
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.