Lady Gaga, Colton Haynes, Caitlyn
Jenner, Darren Criss and Tyler Oakley are among the 49 celebrities to
pay tribute to the Orlando victims in a new video.
The 18-minute video directed by Ryan
Murphy has each celebrity describe the accomplishments, hopes and
dreams of one of the 49 people who died earlier this month in a gay
nightclub when a lone gunman opened fire.
Darren Criss remembered Luis Vielma.
“Luis Vielma. Twenty-two years old,”
Criss said. “Luis was working towards becoming an EMT first
responder while he worked at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at
Universal Studios, Orlando. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted
how her connection touched her so deeply that she couldn't stop
Kerry Washington talked about the
youngest victim, Akyra Monet Murray.
“Akyra Money Murray. Eighteen years
old. Akyra was on vacation after her graduation from a Philadelphia
Catholic high school. She was third in her class. She led the Lady
Spurs basketball team with more than 1,000 points and earned a full
college scholarship. She was the youngest of the victims,”
Celebrities featured in the video
include 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.