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Fun to help at-risk LGBT Detroiters

Posted By on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM

The band Fun has launched a campaign to raise $250,000 for a community health center for at-risk, young LGBT people at the Ruth Ellis Center, with the Ally Coalition.

The Ally Coalition was started by the members of Fun, plus designer Rachel Antonoff. They say, “Our mission is to create a coalition of allies that will aid and encourage our fellow artists and people from every walk of life, to use their voices and influence to end discrimination against LGBTQ people.”

The Ruth Ellis Center describes itself as “a youth social services agency that serves the needs of runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. We are one of the nation’s leading experts on vulnerable youth who are experiencing residential instability. The mission of the Center is to ‘provide short- and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.’”

Whether you like Fun’s music or not, this is a campaign that everyone should get behind.

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