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Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco Wins Australian LGBTI Award

Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco was honored over the weekend at the Australian LGBTI Awards, winning the International Icon Award!

Sinners couldn’t be any more grateful for this very well deserved award. Brendon has helped the LGBTQ community through his music and through the Highest Hopes Foundation. When Panic! At The Disco performs “Girls/Girls/Boys,” fans show their love and support by holding hearts of every color of the rainbow.

“Every single day, 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 all of 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.”

“Today I present to you the Highest Hopes Foundation, created to support the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights. This is dedicated to all people + communities who are subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity. To kick things off, we’ll be donating $1 from every U.S. ticket purchased for the Pray For The Wicked Tour to the Highest Hopes Foundation,” Brendon wrote on the Highest Hopes Foundation website.

In July of 2018, Brendon even donated $1 million to GLSEN to support LGBTQ youth. He also continues to donate by live streaming on Twitch. People are constantly donating as they subscribe to his channel. Fans are helping a good cause and getting to talk and connect with their idol. What’s cooler than that?

While attending the Pray For The Wicked Tour during Leg 1 and Leg 2 shows in the United States, fans were also able to donate $5 in The Amazing Beebo machine, which released exclusive fortunes shown below. Some of these fortunes even included free merch bundles or free ticket upgrades!

The other nominees in the category included included Elton John, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Cher, Boy George and Lady Gaga. But honestly, they’re all still winners in our eyes.

To donate to the Highest Hopes Foundation, text HOPES to 50555 or donate HERE: Highest Hopes Foundation

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Written by Melanie Gomez

My name is Melanie Gomez (25) and I graduated with a BA in print journalism with music management as my minor. I loved music since I was a kid because it was always a way my family and I bonded, as well as a way to express myself on my own time as I got older. I’m not a singer and I don’t play an instrument, so my way of being part of the music industry is by getting to write about the music I love in various reviews and through my concert photography. Another goal? To make people smile.

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