Tegan and Sara launch foundation to support LGBTQ girls and women

"To dismantle the systems of inequity that prevent LGBTQ girls and women from reaching their full potential."

Tegan and Sara have launched a new project in support of LGBTQ girls and women. The Tegan and Sara Foundation was born out of the Quin sisters’ own experiences “navigating sexism and homophobia in the music industry,” and through stories of discrimination and injustice shared by fans.

More on the Tegan and Sara Foundation via the duo’s official website:

Our mission: to fight for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. Over the years, our LGBTQ fans have supported us in innumerable ways. Your personal histories of injustice and discrimination at home, school, work, and church have always inspired us to use our public status to speak out about the struggles impacting the LGBTQ community. 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.

You can read more about the initiative here and donate in support of the foundation here.

Tegan and Sara released their eighth studio album, Love You To Death, on March 10, 2016.