The Tegan and Sara Foundation will support LGBTQ women

  • Words: Spindle

Pop duo and twin sisters Tegan and Sara have just launched an LGBTQ charity for women and girls. According to a letter posted on their website, The Tegan and Sara Foundation will aim to “fight for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women,” while challenging the incoming Trump administration by fighting “against regressive homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic legislation.”

Inspired by the Audre Lourde Project, GLAAD, and the LGBT Centre, the musicians began working on their idea for the charity while on tour after the release of their latest album, ‘Love You to Death.’ They met with activists, researchers, legislators, and other LGBTQ charities to form the foundation. “We learned that the lack of federal funding for LGBTQ services, limited training for doctors about the needs of their LGBTQ patients and severe workplace discrimination are disproportionately affecting women,” their letter read, “Most importantly, we learned that LGBTQ women and girls are feeling overwhelmingly rejected and left behind.” Drawing from their own experiences of sexism and homophobia in the music industry, Tegan and Sara are using their platform as successful musical artists to make social change.

Visit the Tegan and Sara Foundation’s website for more information, and donate here.