CityMash.com - Canadian music duo, Tegan and Sara, have announced the launch of their own foundation to support LGBTQ rights.
The Tegan and Sara Foundation will fight for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. Calgary-born sisters Tegan and Sara speak publicly about their sexuality and are both openly gay. The foundation was born out of their struggles with homophobia and sexism in the music industry. It’s also in response to the support they have received from accepting fans and stories they have heard from the LGBTQ community.
The Foundation will support other groups working towards the same cause by raising money and awareness. The sisters shared that their foundation will also actively fight against regressive homophobic, transphobic and misogynistic legislation that will be brought forward by President-elect Donald Trump. They will work with like-minded groups to fight for justice and ensure all LGBTQ girls and women are free to reach their full potential.
Tegan and Sara, identical twin sisters who split their time between Vancouver and LA, began their music career in 1995 at the age of 15. They have released eight studio albums and have long been activists for LGBTQ rights, music education, literacy and cancer research.