On Friday, global superstars Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, released the tribute song “Love Make The World Go Round” to honor the Orlando massacre survivors and raise funds for local Latino community organizations supporting the families and community in the aftermath with culturally-competent and LGBTQ sensitive services. A song release press conference was held in downtown Orlando, with a coalition of groups from the area that have been helping the families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that killed 49 people, most of them from the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities.
Issuing the “World Love Challenge,” proceeds from the first 3 months of sales of the song will go to Proyecto Somos Orlando, a community campaign supported by the Hispanic Federation, the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization with a local office and staff in Orlando.
“This song is a message of love and more relevant than ever.” said Miranda, who participated in the press conference with Lopez via Skype. The duo interviewed with supporters and victims before the song was played for the first time in the community it would help heal
Proyecto Somos Orlando will provide bilingual culturally-competent social services to impacted families and the broader community. Needed services include case management, crisis intervention, grief counseling, mental health services, legal assistance and educational programs.
“We love you. Spread the message” Lopez told supporters “You are not alone. We are all together and we are all one.”