“I’ve got friends locked in boxes, that’s no way to live. What you’re calling a sin isn’t up to him. After all, I thought we were all your children.” – Fun.
Fun. is using their voice for more than just music! The band has founded The Ally Coalition (TAC), a non-profit
organization that will “aid in the fight for LGBTQ equality.” The band’s guitarist, Jack Antonoff, penned a letter on the organization’s site introducing TAC, which was created alongside his sister/designer Rachel Antonoff, and urging fans to join the organization and let their voices be heard regarding equality for all. He and Fun.’s lead singer Nate Ruess also recorded short videos about the work of The Ally Coalition.
Nate Ruess on TAC
in addition to raising money and creating many different programs aimed to educate the arts communities and general public on LGBTQ issues, the ally coalition is also a place where YOU can go and make YOUR VOICE heard. we’ve realized that there are so many people out there who want to go on record and make a statement as an ally, but don’t necessarily have a place or support system to go out and do it. i’ve spoken directly with so many people at shows and online about how hard it is to make a statement when you don’t have anyone in your corner supporting you. TAC is a place where we as allies can make our statements and make them clear, together. we can use social media to make sure our friends and family hear our words, see our videos and read our posts. this is vital because this is how the conversation gets started. this is how change happens. this how people who are afraid of this issue can be guided in the right direction towards a future in which no innocent people are treated as second class citizens. i urge everyone to recognize that amazing power that going on record and making a positive statement can have on the people around us. our goal is to build TAC into a giant network of allies who not only support human rights, but support each other. together we can be bigger than hate, ignorance and homophobia and inspire others to look at things a different way.
Jake Antonoff on TAC
What do you guys think about The Ally Coalition? Will you join or donate to the new organization?
Personally, I feel honored to be such a HUGE fan of a group that is not only creating AWESOME music, but using their voice to stand up for others as well. I’ll be keeping my eye on this organization!
TAC | MTV