TAC takes action for lgbtq equality
Sign the petition to ban conversion therapy for a chance to meet Jack at the next Bleachers Show and to win Jack’s epiphone guitar.
Conversion therapy is any attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Conversion therapy is not therapy – it’s abuse.
1 in 10 LGBTQ youth will experience conversion therapy, making them more likely to engage in high risk behaviors and suffer from anxiety and depression.
For these reasons, conversion therapy is opposed by American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Trevor Project is working to end conversion therapy in all 50 states. Sign their petition to end conversion therapy here.
7th Annual Talent Show
We Raised over $350,000 for lgbtq youth
On December 21st, The Ally Coalition hosted the Seventh Annual Talent Show virtually for the first time, live exclusively on Twitch.
Hosted by Rachel Antonoff, we are so fortunate to have the support of the amazing artists who came together to fight for LGBTQ rights! This year’s event featured performances from musicians Bleachers, St Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Hayley Williams, and more, with comedians like Mike Birbiglia, Aidy Bryant, The Lucas Bros, and chefs Rachael Ray and Alex Hong.
We hope to see you all in person next year! Thank you to who tuned in and to all the organizations providing critical services supporting LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
📸 Rachel Antonoff
Thank you Carlie Hanson, Carlos Vara, Lauren Jauregui, CHIKA and Justin Tranter for being the featured LGBTQ+ artists on the panel. They came together to discuss how their queer identities shaped their creative work and how they use their social platforms to foster LGBTQ+ community, activism, and ally-ship.
Thank you to the bright students at Blair High School who came to learn from our experienced artists. Together with Glaad, they discussed LGBTQ+ media training and their individual power to advocate for LGBTQ+ issues online.
A special thanks to Justin D. Joseph from the Recording Academy, and Anthony Ramos from Glaad for helping us host and curate the panel.
📸 Courtesy of the Recording Academy™/photo by Araya Doheny, Getty Images © 2020.