Panic! at the Disco front man Brendon Urie has pledged $1 million to help create Gender & Sexuality/Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in high schools across America.
The pledge follows the news that Urie is launching his own human rights organization, Highest Hope, which aims to support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Urie has partnered with GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) to help create a string of clubs for LGBT youth in American high schools.
Speaking of the partnership, Urie said in a statement, “For years my fans have inspired me with their determination and creativity as they have created a safe and inclusive community. I felt the time had come for me to join them boldly, to bring that energy and power to bear on the huge challenges facing our whole society.”
Urie also recently spoke to NME about Donald Trump, saying, “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.”