The Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub was a devastating attack on the LGBTQ community and humanity at large, but in the aftermath of this tragedy, people have become more determined than ever to stand up for what's right, to stand up for themselves as an individual and as a community.
In the days that followed the attack, there has been a worldwide outpouring of support for LGBTQ people; Disney donated $1 million dollars to the victims of the shooting and a beautiful video celebrating the colors of the Pride flag through cinema went viral online.
Visibility is more important than ever and with that in mind, Pride London has created a campaign called #NoFilter, encouraging the LGBTQ community to express themselves without restraint, without fear or judgement.
Sir Ian McKellen is one of many celebrities who has endorsed the campaign, appearing alongside other stars including Graham Norton in a newly released video that delivers a powerful message:
“The world needs us. Live every day like it was Pride in London.”
The campaign puts a clever spin on the common Instagram hashtag #NoFilter, declaring that we must be true to ourselves in order to have any real sense of pride in all walks of life.
News that Mara Wilson recently came out was welcomed by a despondent LGBTQ community in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, serving as a strong reminder that visibility is more important than ever. If you would like to donate to the OneOrlando fund, please click here and for more information on London Pride, click here.