The band fun., currently taking the U.S. by storm with their single “We Are Young,” have announced they’d like to start a nonprofit organization benefiting the cause of marriage equality.
fun. has already collaborated with the LGBT merch store Revel and Riot, making this super cool shirt and donating the proceeds to the store’s pro-LGBT fund. Now they want to take the next step in the fight for equality. From the Advocate:
The musicians, all of whom are straight, see the opportunity to use their new platform to bring attention to an issue about which they’re equally passionate —LGBT rights. The three men “hope to establish a nonprofit organization in support of same-sex marriage,”according to thePost.
“We’re firm believers in the idea that if you’re not talking about it, you’re part of the problem,” Antonoff says. “We realize we have an audience, and it would be a real shame to waste it.”
Zam. Let’s see what comes of this - it could be pretty awesome.