Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, RuPaul and
Troye Sivan are among the openly gay contributors to the song Hands,
which pays tribute to the 49 people killed and dozens injured in a
mass shooting last month at the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Other out artists featured on the track
include Tyler Glenn, Alex Newell, Ty Herndon and Jussie Smollett.
The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles also appears on the song.
Proceeds from Hands will be
donated to the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT
Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.
Hands was written by Justin
Tranter, Julia Michaels and BloodPop and produced by Tranter,
BloodPop and Mark Ronson.
“The second I heard about this
horrible tragedy where so many of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters lost
their lives, I immediately got on a plane to Orlando,” said
Tranter, who came out in his teens. “Putting this charity
single together is just a way for me and everyone involved to keep
volunteering our help.”
The track opens with Britney Spears
singing, “Can hold a gun; And hold your heart; Can put out fires;
And make 'em start.”
Other artists appearing on the track
include: Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Halsey, Imagine Dragons,
Juanes, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, P!nk, Prince Royce,
Nate Ruess, Meghan Trainor, Gwen Stefani and Selena Gomez.