The Highest Hopes Foundation will benefit "communities subject to discrimination or abuse
Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie is launching his own human rights organisation.
Urie announced today (June 28) the Highest Hopes Foundation will support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
A dollar from each ticket sold to the band’s ‘Pray For The Wicked’ US tour, which is due to begin in Minneapolis on July 11, will be donated to the foundation.
Urie shared the news of the organisation on Twitter, writing: “Today I present to you the Highest Hopes Foundation, created to support the efforts of non-profit organisations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights.
“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,” he continued. “With that being said, I want to join in on the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”
Fans are also able to donate to the Highest Hopes Foundation by texting GIVE to 50555 or visiting the organisation’s official website.
Speaking to NME earlier this month, Urie shared his views on Donald Trump. Upon being shown a photo of the President, he said: “Why couldn’t you have just stayed a menial celebrity? We love laughing at you, but not when you’re just breaking our country down, dude.
“Your rhetoric is so poisonous. You toxic, toxic orange. Just stop, please. I’m begging you, at this point. I’m not even mad anymore, I’m just sad. So sad. Just bring it back, bro. You’re the worst.”