Panic! At The Disco’s human rights charity honored by city of Providence
Panic! At The Disco’s Highest Hopes Foundation and band frontman Brendon Urie were recognized by the city of Providence, Rhode Island for their advocacy of human rights. The band shared the news on Twitter, writing, “The Highest Hopes Foundation + @brendonurie recently got recognized by the city of Providence + councilwoman Carmen Castillo for our advocacy for human rights. Now more than ever do we need to continue to fight the good fight.”
In addition to receiving a Resolution of the City Council and an official citation, the foundation was given a heartfelt letter from Mayor Jorge Elorza that read in part, “(I) do hereby confer upon you this citation in recognition of your advocacy and dedication to all people and communities who are subject to discrimination and abuse on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
For every ticket purchased on Panic! At The Disco’s current tour — which next stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday (February 12th), one dollar will go directly to the Highest Hopes Foundation.
Urie launched the Highest Hopes Foundation last June, saying, “All of you show me strength, courage (and) motivation (and) 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.”
Story source: Alternative Press
- Panic! At The Disco is touring in support of its sixth studio LP, Pray For The Wicked.
- The single “High Hopes” has become the band’s biggest hit to date and most streamed track.
- Last year, Brendon Urie partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to help create Gender & Sexuality/Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in high schools across America, pledging one million dollars to launch the initiative.