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article imagePanic! At The Disco's responses to WBC bring big benefits to HRC

By Kathleen Creighton     Aug 3, 2014 in Music
Last week, the news of Panic! at The Disco's response to a Westboro Baptist protest of their Kansas City tour stop traveled like wildfire. Frontman, Brendon Urie, announced the band would donate $20 to HRC for every picketer.
After the show, the band made good on their promise and even kicked in a little extra to the donation made in Westboro Baptist's name to the Human Rights Campaign. With a "weak showing" of only 13 protesters, Panic! rounded up the numbers and sent $1000 plus 5% of their merch revenue from the night. However, Urie was not about to let this go.
On July 30th, HRC and Panic! at The Disco announced that, first, the band would release the director's cut of the video for "Girls/Girls/Boys". Their latest single, deals with sexuality and the fact that "love is not a choice". This cut is definitely different from the original, which was released by Fueled By Ramen in October 2013. It flies hard in the face of not only Westboro Baptist but homophobia as a whole. The second swing of this one-two punch, is the addition of two rainbow, tie-died shirt designs to Panic! at The Disco's merch. They celebrates "Girls Love Girls and Boys" along with "Boys Love Boys and Girls." 100% of the proceeds from the sales of these shirt will go to HRC to help in the fight for equality of LGBTQ people.
Currently P!aTD is on their U.S. "The Gospel" tour which wraps in Portland, OR at the end of the month. Tonight they play in Boston and on Tuesday they will grace the stage of The Theater at MSG. For all tour information go to http://www.panicatthedisco.com/tour.
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