Tegan And Sara Launch Foundation To Support LGBQT Women
"We will support the work of other organizations [sic] who have been fighting for LGBTQ and women’s rights by raising funds and awareness for their initiatives.”
Tegan and Sara, the Canadian pop duo consisting of identical twins Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin, have launched a foundation to support LGBQT women.
“LGBTQ women are experiencing disproportionately high levels of poverty, health issues and inequality,” Tegan and Sara explained in a statement. “LGBTQ women of color [sic], 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.”
“Through the Tegan and Sara Foundation, we can be proactive with our support rather than wait to react to discrimination as it occurs," they continued. "We will support the work of other organizations [sic] 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,” they added. “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.”
For more information on the Tegan and Sara foundation, please head over to the official website here.
Interested in seeing Tegan and Sara live? Are you based in the UK? Well then we have some good news. The Canadian twins will be heading over to the UK for a five-date tour in 2017 to support their eighth album, Love You to Death. For more on that, head over here.
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