FUN. TO TOUR FOR GAY RIGHTS
Wed, 5 September 2012American band fun. has announced that it’s once again embarking on a university tour in the US to both perform and highlight gay and lesbian equality.
The trio, known for their popular songs We are Young and Some Nights, have partnered with non-profit group REVERB and gay-friendly ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s to put on the Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT) which will hit an array of universities across the country in the coming weeks.
According to a media statement, the tour “is both a concert and social cause campaign, aimed at educating and mobilising students to take positive action. This CCT’s social focus will be for LGBTQ equality”.
Fun. fans attending the tour will have the opportunity to connect with their campus LGBTQ organisations, learn how to get involved in the fight to get corporate money out of politics, and sample free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
This is the second year in a row that fun. – whose members (all straight) have consistently championed gay and lesbian rights – has participated in the CCT.
“Last year we had an amazing experience on the Campus Consciousness Tour with REVERB,” said Nate Ruess, lead singer of fun. “Colleges are fertile ground for activism and change. It’s exactly where we need to be as we launch our support for LGBTQ equality.”
Fun. will kick off the tour with a special show on October 3 at Portland, Maine’s State Theatre in support of Mainers United for Marriage, a broad coalition of groups and people working to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in the state of Maine.