Tegan and Sara To Receive 2018 Governor General's Performing Arts Award
Tegan and Sara have received the Canadian national honor of being named a 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award recipient, which is the highest national honor that Canada bestows in the performing arts for career recognition.
Tegan and Sara Foundation Award 20 Scholarships to Lesbians Who Tech
Tegan and Sara Foundation partnered with Lesbians Who Tech to offer 20 scholarships to the 5th Annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco.
Tegan and Sara have been nominated for Music Artist of the Year at the 2018 British LGBT Awards! Make sure to vote here--> britishlgbtawards.com/top-10-music-artists-2018/
Tegan and Sara have been shortlisted in the International Icon category for the 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards! Make sure to vote here--> http://www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au/international-icon.html
Safer Spaces Initiative to go on The Con X Tour
Tegan and Sara are taking the Safer Spaces Initiative on tour in an effort to create more inclusive spaces for their fans. This means instituting a Zero-Tolerance Policy for homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism and religious discrimination as well as making all-gender restrooms available.
The Tegan and Sara Foundation would like to thank GLAAD and The Ally Coalition for advising on this Initiative.
Tegan and Sara collaborated with Wildfang to launch the Future Is Fluid Collection in celebration of LGBT History Month. 100% of the profits benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
In addition to The Con X: Covers album, Tegan and Sara are going on a tour to celebrate 10 years since The Con, and the proceeds from both the tour and Covers are going directly to the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
The preorder for The Con X: Covers will begin on September 19 via teganandsara.com.
Don't miss a special panel discussion with Tegan and Sara on Saturday, October 14th at Mothership Fest. Mothership is a women's festival and retreat that takes place over 3-days in Coachella, California. Days are filled with smart, celebratory workshops and events with a feminist focus. When the sun sets, female-fronted music acts take the stage. This transformative, high-vibe experience is for ALL women.
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To celebrate Chicago as the future home of the Obama Presidential Center and current home to some of the world’s biggest and best-loved music festivals, the Obama Foundation tapped the Chicago-based website Consequence of Sound to compile a playlist highlighting tracks by civic-minded artists playing at Lollapalooza.
It’s been a decade since Tegan and Sara released their fifth studio album, The Con. To commemorate the landmark anniversary, the Canadian duo has announced a cover version of the album, with 14 different collaborators each covering one of the album’s original 14 tracks. Though the list of artists participating in the re-release has yet to be announced, all proceeds from the cover album will go to The Tegan and Sara Foundation.
Tegan and Sara Quin let Billboard shadow them as they attended Pride events in New York on June 24; this included a surprise appearance at a party in Soho and their performance that night at Pride Island.
Kiehl's is known for its super moisturizing face creams and game-changing anti-aging serums, but did you also know that Kiehl's supports the Tegan & Sara Foundation? Well now you do. In celebration of Pride month, Kiehl's has created limited edition packaging for its top selling Ultra Facial Cream and Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, and 100% of the profits will benefit the Tegan & Sara Foudation (up to $5,000).
Tegan and Sara performed at this year's first annual The Village Voice Pride Awards, sponsored by Netflix's Sense8, on June 21 in New York City. The event aimed to "honor local and global heroes in the LGBTQ movement working for progress for the community."
On Monday, June 19, Sara joined a conversation on Twitter about LGBTQ+ representation in media. She was joined by GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis and Angelica Ross, an Emmy-nominated actor and co-star of Claws.
Tegan and Sara Donate a Portion of Proceeds from Canadian Tour to Three Canadian Organizations
With the announcement of our two Canada 150 shows in Victoria and Calgary, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Today we stand in solidarity to show our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and to building lasting relationships with Indigenous Canada. That’s why we have decided to support three important organizations in Canada – Native Youth Sexual Health, 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations, and Egale Canada – by donating a portion of our Canadian tour proceeds this summer to each organization.