They are more than a list of names. - Anderson Cooper
Video produced by Favio Tello, AsylumConnect Director of Marketing and Publicity.
Just over two months ago, 49 people unfairly lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. This senseless act of violence and hate has since wracked the entire LGBTQ community, especially LGBTQ people of color.
The “Voices: United We Speak (An AsylumConnect Project)” video is dedicated to the victims of the Orlando tragedy. This video aims to put a face on LGBTQ rights in the U.S. while continuing to raise awareness for LGBTQ equality in the wake of the recent Orlando massacre. The people in this video identify with a variety of labels including gay, lesbian, straight, queer, person of color, ally, activist, student, and young professional. Now more than ever, it is crucial to recognize that the LGBTQ community does not possess just one face. Anyone can identify within the LGBTQ acronym - regardless of their appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, or self-expression. LGBTQ people represent your family members, neighbors, friends, classmates, coworkers, teachers, and so much more. It is time for us all to acknowledge that every member of this diverse community deserves the respect, safety, and freedom to live authentically.
Love is love, diversity is an asset to us all, and a human being is a human being regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression.
DONATE to the OneOrlando Fund today (100% of all money raised will go directly to victims’ families and survivors).
SHARE the “Voices: United We Speak (An AsylumConnect Project)” video to continue to remember the victims of the Orlando tragedy and to help raise awareness for LGBTQ equality.
READ AsylumConnect’s latest blog post, “Signs of Hope Post-Orlando Attacks.”