A month after the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre, survivors and musicians teamed up to create a musical tribute to the 49 victims who lost their lives in the shooting. Titled, Hands, the song was written by hit songwriter Justin Tranter, who co-wrote Justin Beiber’s summer jam Sorry. Tranter, who identifies himself as a gay man, told Billboard that he has been raising money for the LGBTQ community since he was 14 years old.
In the video, survivors and family members of the victims are featured with the song’s lyrics written on the palms of their hands. The song itself was sung by Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
Proceeds from the song will be given to the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, GLAAD and the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.
You can further support survivors and family members of the victims by donating directly to the Equality Florida Pulse Victims’ GoFundMe.
Purchase Hands from iTunes here.