Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hollywood Comes Out For Pulse

Hollywood celebrities, industry powerhouses & advocates came together at a benefit for the onePULSE Foundation to honor & help those affected by the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. The event was hosted by Lance Bass who stated, “I choose hope. Let us choose hope tonight & every night. Pulse was a place where you could dance freely and safely without the fear of being judged.” Via video presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated, “We can’t ever let hate & violence break our spirit … Together we will fight for the right of every American to live freely, openly & without fear no matter what you look like, where you come from, or who you love. We will take commonsense steps to reduce gun violence & do everything we can to make sure what happened in Orlando doesn’t ever happen again. I’m proud to stand with the LGBTQ community.” Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma, joined by some of the survivors concluded stating, “It wasn’t until the aftermath of the tragedy that I realized many of our goals had not only been reached, but also exceeded beyond my expectations. I was overwhelmed by the thousands of Pulse stories people around the world shared with me: the love stories, the funny stories & the life-changing coming-out stories.” Attendees included Caitlyn Jenner, Matt Bomer, JC Chasez, Quinton Aaron, Torrey DeVitto, Arielle Kebbel, Sophie Watts, Natasha Rubin, Ashley Bell, Nicholas Littlemore & Gigi Rose Gray among others. Grammy winner Stevie Wonder gave a surprise performance of More Than a Love Song followed by speaking on the power of both love & hate. To donate to onePULSE text PULSE to 91999.
For More Info:
Listen: Nadine Smith Talks Disarming Hate After Orlando Massacre
Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™



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