BEVERLY HILLS—Several stars and celebrities came together for a night of music in Beverly Hills to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre. The fundraiser featured stars such as “Frozen’s” Kristen Bell and Marissa Jaret Winokur.
Forty-nine people were killed when Omar Mateen opened fire inside the gay nightclub Pulse, in Orlando, Florida on June 12.
Bell and Winokur sang on Broadway for Orlando’s recording of “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Proceeds from the song are expected to go to the LGBT center in Florida.
Bell told ABC7 after the show, “I think after bad things happen, it is exactly the right time for good people, who I still believe are the majority of people in the world, to stand up for what they believe in.”
Activist Wilson Cruz was affected by the shooting, as one of his relatives died while shielding her 21-year-old son from the bullets.
“My step-aunt – who had a s who had just recently come out – she was there to share an evening with her son and his boyfriend so that they could be their authentic selves in that moment and she could be there with them,” Cruz said after the event.
The event was put together by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.