Kesha will donate part of show proceeds to Orlando shooting victims
Kesha announced Thursday that she will donate a portion of the proceeds from her upcoming concert at Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort to a charity benefitting victims of the June shooting at Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub.
“We have come a long way with the equal rights movement but we have so much more work to do,” the singer said in a release. “I’ll never stop fighting for people who just want to be able to express themselves freely for who they are.” Kesha will direct part of the money earned from the concert to the Pulse Tragedy Community Fund, which was set up by Center Orlando in the wake of the shootings.
“We are proud to host an artist like Kesha who shares our same passion and support for the LGBT community,” said Rick Mazer, president of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. “It’s important that we join forces in times of tragedy to offer help to those in need.”
Kesha has long been an ally of the LGBT community. In March, she received the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award for her solidarity with the cause, and in June, she helped a couple get engaged onstage during her set at Disney World’s Gay Day celebration.
Earlier this week, the singer announced a headlining tour that begins Friday in Las Vegas.