The 1975 Raise Funds For UK LGBTQ Centre

The 1975 are celebrating Pride Month by making a generous donation to a London LGBTQ Centre, to help the project reach their fundraising target.

“ANNOUNCEMENT: on Wednesday, I got a call from @Truman_Black – lead singer of The 1975. he called to say how important he and the band thought the @LdnLGBTQCentre project is, and asked how to help,” activist and project organizer Michael Segalov announced on Twitter on Sunday. “He offered to take crowdfunder to £50k [$86,405 CAD] there and then!”

“With everyone’s incredible support, we managed to hit £50k without including their donation, which means right now we’re on course to raise £100k for this project. I want to say thank you to Matty, and the band, for their allyship to the LGBTQ+ community. it means the world,” Segalov added.

The 1975 frontman Matt Healy also commented to The Guardian“You might wonder why it is needed, and even ask yourself what exactly is everyone still scared of, but sadly, I think stigma still exists even in London and we still have some way to go.

“Me and the others in the band all felt it was obviously a good thing to put our money towards.”

Healy added: “Aside from believing in the idea, a more superficial reason is that one of our songs, 'Loving Someone,' has become a bit of an anthem for some people in that community."

The 1975 are currently working on their third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which is expected to be released in October.