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Popular band fun. makes a stand for gay equality with The Ally Coalition

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The New York Daily News
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February 5, 2013
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At fun.’s sold-out concert at Radio City Music Hall Saturday night, lines didn’t only form in front of booths to buy popcorn, T-shirts and booze. A dense and snaking one lingered around a table for The Ally Coalition (TAC), an organization formed by fun. to rally straight kids in support of a wide range of gay-related issues. At the tables, fans talked with TAC reps, who also circulated throughout the upper and lower lobbies, clip-boards in hand, eager to get donations and pledges from anyone drawn to the cause. Some fans got their pictures taken with posters, on which they wrote why they’re an “ally” of the whole LGBTQ community. Fun. — comprised of three straight guys — created TAC last year, along with designer Rachel Antonoff (sister of guitarist Jack Antonoff). Frontman Nate Ruess says they formed the organization because “while it may be obvious that those who aren’t treated as equals would stand up for their rights, it’s just as important for those are treated equally to stand up for them.”