Ellen Page and her VICE TV show Gaycation are back with a new episode that takes a heart-wrenching look at the LGBT community in Orlando following the June 12 massacre at gay nightclub Pulse.
That attack killed 49 people and was the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, and the deadliest attack on LGBT people in modern U.S. history.
Page and best friend/Gaycation co-host Ian Daniel decided to head to Orlando to talk to the survivors and the families of the victims who were at Pulse when an ISIS-inspired gunman unleashed hell.
“Losing so many at once, it’s almost impossible to deal with,” says a woman in the first trailer released. “Gaycation Presents: Orlando” includes one survivor’s harrowing story of escaping the night club and another’s day of burying one pair of friends. The special hopes to shed a glimmer of light and show that the seeds of love and recovery for Orlando are possible and that the strength of the community — LGBTQ and beyond — will persevere.
Gaycation began as a series where Page and Daniel could travel around the world and document what it’s like to be queer in a variety of different cultures.
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Watch a trailer for the special episode of Gaycation which airs August 24, below.