This Monday, June 12, will mark one year since the tragic mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
To honor the 49 lives lost in the massacre, and the strength of the LGBT community, Logo will air When We Rise, the eight-hour LGBT history miniseries that premiered on ABC earlier this year.
Created and written by Dustin Lance Black, and starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and trans actress Ivory Aquino, When We Rise recounts the struggle for equality for a diverse group of LGBT Americans.
Following the miniseries will be the MTV special True Life: We Are Orlando.
The special follows the survivors as they try to come to terms with the horrific event and the after-effects it has had on their lives. “The memory of the gunshots and screams keep me up at night,” says Joshua McGill during the special. “And when I finally do go to sleep, the events of that night keep replaying over and over again.”
After True Life will be a memorial video directed by Ryan Murphy titled “Stop the Hate.” Produced by HRC, the 18-minute clip features Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Jane Fonda, Caitlyn Jenner, and others reading one of the victim’s names and sharing information about them.
The day of special programming will begin at 6am with a marathon of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 followed by When We Rise from 2-10pm.