#RestInPRIDE Campaign Calls LGBT Community To Action



The recent launch of the #RestInPRIDE video campaign encourages the LGBT community and allies to record and share their most PRIDEFUL memory on social media. The initial video features numerous celebrities including actress Rumer Willis, actor Wilson Cruz, Olympian and HIV/AIDS advocate Greg Louganis and transgender actress and “I Am Cait” star Candis Cayne and other LGBT advocates/allies all sharing their stories.

#RestInPRIDE is one of the first call-to-action campaigns created to spread a message of love and support to people who are feeling alone or scared to live proudly after the recent tragedy of 49 innocent lives lost at the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016. By sharing uplifting video messages with heart, a diverse mix of celebrities, LGBT advocates/allies further the important conversation that needs to continue about victims of gun violence and anti-LGBT violence, and survivors.

The artistic video features 49 different shared Pride memories honoring each of the 49 victims, including voices of various ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientations and people directly affected by the Orlando tragedy. The video ends with a montage of the participants applying rainbow-colored “war paint” on their faces and bodies as a symbol that action needs to be taken.

“The global community was left to mourn those unjustly taken by hate. As we continue to grieve in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, it is important to confront hate face-to-face and let the LGBT community and allies know they are not alone. This is a moment to be filled with unwavering pride. #RestInPRIDE was created to collect the proudest moments of the LGBT community and its allies and share them across the globe. The magnitude of our community’s progress will not be shaken or minimized by hate; rather made stronger through our love and pride. The Orlando victim’s lives were taken too soon so these new memories are shared in their honor. Hear their names, see their faces, feel their stories and know the lives of our 49 brothers and sisters were not lost in vain but live on in the collective heart of our community.” — RestWithPride.org

A vocal track of the song “Light” from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Musical Next to Normal serves as a backdrop to the video, and was recorded by artist Brian Justin Crum. All proceeds of the track, written by Tom Kitt, will go directly to the OneOrlando Fund. “Light” will be available on iTunes.

To get involved record and upload a video of your proudest memory on the @RestInPRIDE Facebook page with #RestInPRIDE utilizing rainbow “war paint”* like those in the main video, encourage others to share their moments to make their voices heard and show the Orlando community support at OneOrlando.

May They Rest In Pride, Until They Can Rest In Peace…

www.restinpride.org  –  www.facebook.com/RestInPRIDE/  –  youtu.be/aesel9IOz64


#RestInPride campaign honoring the 49 people who died in the Pulse Nightclub shooting with Rumer Willis & Candis Cayne.

*If rainbow “war paint” is not at your disposal, other viable options include makeup, nail polish, highlighters, markers, zinc or other creative alternatives.

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