Pop stars unite.

Pop stars unite.

Hate crimes against the LGBTQ community in Brazil are at an all-time high. To raise awareness on the frightening and cruel violence, Brazilian pop singer Yann managed to get some of music’s biggest superstars to appear in his music video for “Igual.” The song is a beautiful ballad that serves as an anthem for change.

Britney Spears, Boy George, Céline Dion, Chelsea Handler, Demi Lovato, Diplo, Dita Von Teese, Jason Mraz, Lorde, Melanie C, MØ, Tegan Quinn, The Chainsmokers and more make cameos in it.

“Unfortunately, most of the world isn’t aware that Brazil is an incredibly dangerous place for the LGBTI+ community,” said Yann via MuuMuse.com. “It was important for me to help shine a stronger light on what’s happening here, because Brazil’s actually the country with the highest LGBTI+ murder rate in the world. Yet, all of this is disguised under our dichotomous liberal lifestyle.”

He added: “Our plurality is awe-inspiring, so it would never be possible to truly represent every facet of our diversity, but I hope that this song and the support of everyone involved will bring more visibility for us to continue to fight towards changing the real situation of what’s being done to our LGBTI+ community. The goal with all this international support is to raise global awareness to what’s happening here. These are also issues being faced by our community in most of the world.”

All proceeds from the sales/streaming of the single go towards assisting Brazil’s LGBTQ community. Watch below:

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