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Fun. has teamed with designer Rachel Antonoff to create The Ally Coalition (TAC), a partnership devoted to encouraging and inspiring the music, fashion and entertainment communities to take action in support of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer) equality. TAC intends to encourage these communities to fight discrimination and homophobia through education, awareness and advocacy, while supporting equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBTQ social movements.
Fun.'s first step in this direction is the previously announced REVERB Campus Consciousness tour, which will kick off with a benefit show in Portland, Maine on Halloween (October 31st) and which will hit a number of colleges through November 18th with the goal of mobilizing students to support LGBTQ equality.
Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff penned an essay on the topic earlier this year for Huffington Post, writing, "As straight Americans we have two choices: we can choose to sit back and enjoy our rights as we have them, or we can realize that it is actually not freedom at all when our friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues do not share these basic rights."
Bills to legalize same-sex marriage will be up for a vote this Election Day (November 6th) in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota. Pianist Andrew Dost said, "Not only are we behind the issue -- we really intend to go and help where we can make a difference by making some noise, garnering some money and donating some money."
Fun. has been on the road behind its second album, Some Nights, which features the Number One Modern Rock track "We Are Young." The title track is the band's latest Top 10 single.