Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Launches Human Rights Organisation
29 June 2018, 12:29 | Updated: 29 June 2018, 12:58
Brendon Urie has been a past supporter of human rights organisations and now he has lauched his own.
Brendon Urie is best known for bringing fans over a decade of Panic! At The Disco music, but the artist wants you to know him for something else. Panic! have announced a new initiative aimed at supporting human rights and it sounds like the front man will be tackling some big issues.
Panic! have announced the Highest Hopes Foundation, a new initiative "created to support the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights," according to a statement.
The Highest Hopes Foundation is aiming to address issues of discrimination or abuse on "the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity," the statement went on to say.
All of you show me strength, courage + motivation & as a result it felt important to create something to show you that I see the wonderful things you're doing out there in the world. With that being said, I want to join in on the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) June 28, 2018
Brendon has been an outspoken supporter of human rights causes in the past. In 2014, he donated $1,000 to Human Rights Campaign as well as a percentage of a Kansas City show's merch proceeds to the organisation after Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket the show.
2017 also saw him co-sign HRC's Equality Rocks campaign.
The Highest Hopes foundation is hitting the ground running by pledging to donate $1 for every ticket sold on the Pray For The Wicked Tour.
With hundreds of thousands of Panic! fans eager to experience Pray For The Wicked live, this new initiative could help address some real issues for people experiencing discrimination.