It’s been a few weeks, and the world has faced a handful of atrocities since; but nobody has forgotten the devastating homophobic attack at Orlando gay club Pulse, that left 49 people dead. As tributes continue to pour in, one of the most prolific is the emotional charity single ‘Hands’ – produced in part by Mark Ronson and featuring such musical megastars as Britney Spears, Troye Sivan, Jennifer Lopez, Halsey, Selena Gomez and an infinite number of others.
Interscope Records have released the official lyric video for the single – and a lot of familiar faces from the YouTube community have leant a cameo to this heart-wrenching tribute. LGBTQ+ YouTube stars such as Connor Franta, Gigi Gorgeous, Kingsley and Michael Buckley are among the many others who wrote the lyrics to the song on their own hands and featured them in the video for the powerful single, promoting peace and unity amongst all walks of life.
Proceeds for sales of the single will be going in part to Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center Of Central Florida, and GLAAD. For a full list of the artists involved in the single, and the creators involved in the video, check below.
Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, 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, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
Connor Franta, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying (Superfruit), Toby Randall, Lucas Cruikshank, Pablo Vlogs, Missesmae, Nina and Randa, Kingsley, Skylar Kergil, Nicola Foti, PatrickStarrr, Sam Tsui, Trevor Moran, Rebecca Black, Gigi Gorgeous, Jack Merridew, Mariale Marrero, Raymond Braun, Lia Marie Johnson, Us The Duo, Luan Palomera, Austin and Aaron Rhodes, Zuri Hall, Michael Buckley, Amymarie Gaertner, Manny MUA, Jake Roper, Bradlee Wannemacher, and Travis Bryant. Members of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles appear in the video as well.