20 December, 2016 in News
Multi-platinum Canadian indie-pop duo announce that they’ve launched a foundation which seeks to provide representation for LGBTQ girls and women
They’ve been one of the most successful songwriting duos of recent times. Now Canadian indie-pop twins Tegan and Sara have turned their hand to equality, after it was announced that they have launched an LGBTQ foundation.
In a statement they advise: “LGBTQ women are experiencing disproportionately high levels of poverty, health issues and inequality. LGBTQ women of color, especially transgender women often experience these issues even more severely due to racism and transphobia. Today, given the state of politics in the United States, we must continue to unite and fight for our rights and against all forms of oppression.”
Continuing: “Through the Tegan and Sara Foundation, we can be proactive with our support rather than wait to react to discrimination as it occurs. We will support the work of other organizations who have been fighting for LGBTQ and women’s rights by raising funds and awareness for their initiatives.”
Adding: “We will fight against the repressive legislation of the incoming Trump administration. We will fight against regressive homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic legislation. We will fight for economic, racial and gender justice. We started the Foundation to dismantle the systems of inequity that prevent LGBTQ girls and women from reaching their full potential. Together, we can make a difference.”
Tegan and Sara released their debut album Under Feet Like Ours in 1999, with their most recent LP, Love You To Death being made available this summer. Love You To Death being made it to No 30 on the UK albums chart and No 16 on the US Billboard 200.