MTV To Premiere "True Life: We Are Orlando" In Honor Of Unspeakable Tragedy
MTV will devote an episode of its True Life docu-series to the Orlando Pulse shooting tragedy that has forever altered the LGBT community in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
From the press release:
For the first time in the MTV “True Life” franchise’s 18 year history, viewers can meet the four young adults featured in the episode and follow their stories as the docuseries is being filmed and produced via MTV’s Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat Discover and Tumblr. This first-of-its-kind format gives viewers the chance to meet heroes and survivors of the attack, hear first-hand accounts of what happened inside Pulse nightclub, support the entire Orlando community and keep the stories of those impacted alive. The digital and social content lead in to the TV premiere where viewers can see how the four individuals at the center of the stories they've been following plan to continue their roads toward recovery. To see the first videos in the “True Life: We Are Orlando” digital series: http://www.electthis.com/videos/filter/f/true-life-we-are-orlando
Around the episode, MTV will utilize long-standing campaigns to provide mental health resources for people dealing with trauma, pathways to better understand and challenge anti-LGBT bias, as well as ways to support Orlando and take action on gun violence. To view the MTV Elect This “We Are Orlando” resource hub: http://orlando.electthis.com.
During the “True Life: We Are Orlando” special, MTV will air a special remembrance dedicated to the 49 lives lost during the attack as well as to the survivors and all the loved ones who had their lives changed forever. The tribute will feature the song “Hands,” which was released by GLAAD and Interscope Records following the attack and includes Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, 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, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. Viewers can purchase the song at http://orlando.electthis.com. Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
Check out a preview for the episode:
True Life: We Are Orlando will premiere Monday, August 15th at 8 p.m. on MTV.