LGBTI celebrities are taking to the streets and social media to show their support to the #MarchForOurLives campaign and demand gun reform laws in the US.
Students led nationwide rallies yesterday (24 March) in light of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz stormed the school in Parkland, then shot and killed 17 people.
A sea change began, with students leading calls to demand sensible gun reform.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 24, 2018
The students started the ‘March For Our Lives’ campaign ‘to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings,’ according to the official website.
In over 800 locations across the US, hundreds of thousands of people marched to show their support for the campaign.
LGBTI celebrities also took to Twitter to send their messages of support.
Among them were Dustin Lance Black, Lady Gaga, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Paulson, Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres, Janet Mock and Cher.
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) March 25, 2018
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) March 25, 2018
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) March 25, 2018
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) March 25, 2018
the other side, they said. https://t.co/CtEjyMhbjo
— deray (@deray) March 25, 2018
#samanthafuentes is my hero. Wounded by gun violence a month ago, stands on stage in front of millions and reads a poem about her friends lives lost and the need for a compromise, VOMITS, collects herself, laughs, and keeps reading.
— h (@halsey) March 24, 2018
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) March 24, 2018
Watching everyone marching and speaking up is so inspiring, and so powerful. Keep going. You’re changing the world. #MarchForOurLives
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 24, 2018
Stood With 800 K + Ppl today At ”March For Our Lives” Rally. Standing,In The Middle, Talking,Taking Pics with All Those people,Before & After,Made me so happy.Wore my marching beanie.Will auction it off after next March.
— Cher (@cher) March 24, 2018
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 24, 2018
I am traveling for work so I am unable to march in DC… but I am showing my support for #MarchForOurLives ❤
Good luck today.
The kids are our future.
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) March 24, 2018