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Fun. Named United Nations Free and Equal Campaign...

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/08/14)
United Nations Free & Equal, the UN human rights office's public information campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, announced that fun. is joining the campaign as equality champion.
Commenting on the announcement, Charles Radcliffe of the UN human rights office said: “fun. is made up of three incredibly talented musicians who are also great advocates for equality and human rights. Their work with the Ally Coalition is making an important difference in the fight against homophobia and transphobia, and we’re thrilled to partner with them and have their support for the UN’s Free & Equal campaign.” Free & Equal aims to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and encourage greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere. The campaign was launched by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in Cape Town, South Africa on 27 July 2013.
 
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12:04 PM on 04/08/14
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Saw them perform on sunday again and Nate seems to be glad to be on stage again (kept talking about how they are kind of on a break right now but they didn't turn down the show since it was opening for Springsteen). Hope their new album and tour happen sooner rather than later. This band deserves to be the biggest band in the world and their support of the LGBT community is just another reason for it.
12:06 PM on 04/08/14
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Yeah really hoping for a new record this year.
04:01 PM on 04/08/14
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It's always nice to be able to support a band that supports you back.
04:06 PM on 04/08/14
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Great news! hopefully they focus on this campaign instead of the HRC
11:37 PM on 04/08/14
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just what we need more straight cis men to speak for us
10:43 AM on 04/09/14
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just what we need more straight cis men to speak for us

Would you rather them not support the LGBT community?
11:04 AM on 04/09/14
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Would you rather them not support the LGBT community?
I think he's saying he'd rather have a member of the LGBT community represent us, not people who are straight and cis. While I don't frown upon the "straight ally" thing as much as some people, I definitely agree with him that that would be preferred.
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