Tegan and Sara, Alanis Morissette, Carly Rae Jepsen, More Sign Letter Protesting Anti-Trans Legislation in Canada

Tegan and Sara are spearheading an open letter campaign that opposes anti-transgender legislation in Canada. The letter, which was created by the duo’s foundation for LGBTQ+ equality and justice, was published on March 31 in observation of the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Over 400 artists have signed the letter, including Alanis Morissette, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Feist, Mac DeMarco, Pup, Peaches, and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew.

“The anti-trans policies taking root in Canada go beyond discrimination – they present a clear risk to the mental and physical well-being of trans individuals throughout the country,” the letter reads. “As artists, we know the danger of a social and political environment that restricts expression, exploration, individuality and self-determination. We want to keep living in a world that celebrates the beauty of difference, because difference and art go hand in hand. We also believe in the power of using our voices for those who aren’t being heard.”

Source : Pitchfork