LGBTI organization Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is hosting a concert featuring Kesha.
The event, originally created to prompt people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, will now be a fundraiser for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and their families.
Proceeds from the concert, taking place on Liberty Avenue, will benefit the Jewish Federation’s Our Victims of Terror Fund.
The Die Young singer will headline the concert on Saturday 3 November. The name of the event has been changed from Countdown 2 Vote to Stronger Than Hate to show support to the families of the victims, who included a prominent HIV doctor.
‘Come and celebrate Pride with me’
Kesha announced the decision on her social media channels.
‘My heart is filled with sadness following the horrible events this past weekend in Pittsburgh. I’m so sorry for the pain and suffering that so many are going through,’ she wrote.
‘I will still be coming to Pittsburgh this Saturday to play my show and deliver as much peace and positivity as I can.’
She furthermore added: ‘And I want you—anyone who feels up to it—to come and celebrate Pride with me. Let’s show the world that there is only love and always hope in Pittsburgh.’
(2/2) and positivity as I can. And I want you—anyone who feels up to it—to come and celebrate Pride with me. Let’s show the world that there is only love and always hope in Pittsburgh.
— kesha (@KeshaRose) October 31, 2018
The singer came out as queer in an interview in 2013 saying she doesn’t love ‘just men’.
‘I don’t love just men. I love people. It’s not about a gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with,’ she said.