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From Nina Simone’s Mississippi Burning to Pete Seeger’s If I Had a Hammer, music has always shed light on injustice and invigorated social movements. TAC believes allies need to fight discrimination and we use music to mobilize fans.

“I’m so happy The Ally Coalition exists because of the good they bring into the world and the safe places they help create.”

– Hello Giggles



The Ally Coalition was founded by the band FUN. (Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost) and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff in 2013. Through tours, special events, online campaigns, and synergistic partnerships, The Ally Coalition provides critical support for organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth and raises awareness about the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population.

Our artists use their platforms to raise awareness of the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population and activate prominent members of the creative community and their fan bases to engage with these issues in impactful ways.



Over the past few decades, the LGBTQ Community has made incredible progress and strides towards full equality. But there remains important work to be done: LGBTQ youth are far more likely to be victims of depression, violence, bullying, and suicide. Last year, over 30 states tried to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation.

With this in mind, The Ally Coalition engages thousands of music fans to take action on the North American and European tours of artists including Troye Sivan, PVRIS, Frank Turner, Bleachers, and more; worked with Janet Mock to gather 40,000 people to support transgender students; and produces an annual Talent Show in NYC headlined with talented and groundbreaking artists from Taylor Swift to Lorde, The National, Hayley Kiyoko, Shasheer Zamata, Lana Del Rey, and many more.


Jeb Gutelius

Executive Director

With over two decades in the social good space, Jeb has created innovative change across urban education, women’s empowerment, and LGBTQ homelessness.

Upendo Kissai 

Communications manager

Upendo directs narratives around campaigns to promote advocacy through storytelling and traditional marketing tools.

Geoff Morrissey

Director of Operations and Community Engagement

Geoff has worked as a music journalist, on-air personality, and as an award-winning political reporter. He aims to make activism accessible to all.


Andrew Snyder

Andy runs Thinkwell NYC, an agency specializing in materials for publicity, marketing, advertising, and public events.

rachel Antonoff

Rachel is TAC’s co-founder and a critically acclaimed fashion designer known for her politically aware and equality driven collections.

greg Brown

Greg is the Executive Vice President of ICON Interactive and previous founder of the interactive agency PROD4ever.

JAck Antonoff

Jack is TAC’s co-founder and a Grammy award-winning musician and producer. He currently makes music as Bleachers.

joel flatow

Joel is Chief of West Coast Operations and Artist & Industry Relations at the Recording Industry Association of America.

rick Antonoff

Rick comes to The Ally Coalition as the previous
co-owner of Novel Ingredients, which was acquired by GenNx360.

Founding board

Jack Antonoff

Rachel Antonoff

andrew dost 

nate ruess


Help us in the fight for equality for LGBTQ youth. Your support goes directly to the youth we serve. With your help, we’ve built wellness centers for at-risk youth, funded housing for young people with no place to go, provided winter jackets to youth experiencing homelessness, and so much more. Together we can #end40percent

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