Tegan And Sara launch foundation for LGBTQ girls and women

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Pamela Littky

Sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been in our lives for approaching 20 years now. During that time, they have used their position as prominent LGBTQ artists to speak out and advocate for the LGBTQ community. Today the duo announced the launch of the Tegan And Sara Foundation, the goal of which is to “fight for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.”

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The duo took to Facebook to announce the foundation. In an open letter on the foundation’s website, the sisters elaborated on their mission and inspiration, especially focusing on their efforts and experiences during their recent tour in support of their 2016 release, Love You To Death. The letter reads in part:

“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. 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.”

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The Foundation is taking both one-time and monthly donations. You can donate to the Tegan And Sara Foundation here.