Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, P!nk, Nate Ruess, Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor among the music stars voicing support for the LGBT community in new original song, “Hands”.
“Orlando’s broken hearts have been lifted by the outpouring of love and support from people near and far,” said Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith. “There has been beauty in the midst of our grief and we are grateful to these talented artists, producers, and GLAAD for helping us mourn and laugh and cry and sing together.”
“Hands” is released as a musical tribute by GLAAD, Interscope Records and all of the amazing contributing musicians to benefit victims and families of the Orlando Massacre at Pulse Nightclub that devastated our community on June 12, 2016. Proceeds from this single will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
“Hands” is available now for digital download via iTunes HERE.
This beautiful and thought provoking piece will stand the test of time and further strengthen our community and allies against the hatred we face in daily life. Politics, religion and personal ignorance need to release their hold on us. We lost 49 brothers and sisters on that night. Let’s stand by each other and hold “Hands” up as a testament to their memory.
A little more info about “Hands”
GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, 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, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. Listen HERE. The tribute will be made available at iTunes exclusively. Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
“Hands” was written by Warner Chappell writers Justin Tranter & Julia Michaels, and BloodPop®; produced by BloodPop®, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter.
GLAAD is on the ground in Orlando, working to support the work of local LGBT advocates and organizations, including Equality Florida. GLAAD has also been working with local, national, and international media outlets on the ground in Orlando to shine light on the disproportionate rates of violence LGBT people face, especially LGBT people of color.