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Fun. & Designer Rachel Antonoff Launch The Ally Coalition, A Charity Partnership Created To Inspire and Mobilize Support of LGBTQ Equality
October 15 2012

FUN. & DESIGNER RACHEL ANTONOFF LAUNCH

THE ALLY COALITION,

A CHARITY PARTNERSHIP CREATED TO INSPIRE AND MOBILIZE SUPPORT OF LGBTQ EQUALITY



The band fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff have joined forces 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 equality.

The Ally Coalition believes it is the responsibility of all âalliesâ to use their voices and influence to fight discrimination against LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer) people through education, awareness and advocacy. An âallyâ supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBTQ social movements, while also actively challenging homophobia and transphobia.

The Ally Coalition aims to have an across the board presence in music, fashion and entertainment and will work individually with members from each community to raise both awareness and funds in support of LGBTQ equality.

fun. â whose Fueled By Ramen debut album , âSOME NIGHTS,â is certified Gold in Canada and is among this yearâs biggest breakthrough releases â has long been active in supporting LGBTQ equality and other civil rights issues. The bandâs Jack Antonoff recently published a powerful essay on The Huffington Post, encouraging straight Americans to ally themselves with the cause: www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-antonoff/straight-allies_b_1280498.html.

New York based designer Rachel Antonoff has long been active in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Recently the company began an initiative to donate a percentage of proceeds from each collection to support various organizations with the same goal.

In addition, fun. and Rachel Antonoff have offered support to a number of leading LGBTQ equality organizations, including GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, and Freedom To Marry.

For more news and information, please see www.theallycoaliton.org, www.facebook.com/theallycoaltion, www.twitter.com/theallycoaltion, www.ournameisfun.com, www.rachelantonoff.com.



NATE RUESS

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/embed/v1tG6rz7r-g








JACK ANTONOFF

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/embed/rb0r6cvCXNI








RACHEL ANTONOFF

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ixL5FXFKIbg








ANDREW DOST

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/embed/WGWmAGxKyuo