The Ally Coalition (TAC) and the Equality Time Coalition announce Music In Action For The Equality Act! – a letter in support of the Equality Act before it goes before the Senate of the United States, signed by a massive array of musical talent from across the globe, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, showing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community [read the letter in full here].
This key piece of legislation would finally and explicitly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as expand protections for women, people of color, and people of faith. It would also codify the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that employment discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is sex discrimination and prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In addition, TAC and Equality Time will host A Night Of Action, a virtual happy hour event, this Thursday, June 24, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. Open to all, attendees are encouraged to grab their favorite beverage and snack and tune in, for an immersive and interactive experience featuring special guest artists throughout. As part of the event, attendees will learn and take easy, fun actions that provide powerful support not just for the Equality Act – but also for other issues of importance.
“For the past nine years, Jack and Rachel Antonoff have worked with TAC to support LGBTQ Youth across the country – the passing of The Equality Act would be a significant step towards full equality for all LGBTQ people,” stated Jeb Guetlius, Executive Director of TAC.
“It is amazing to see such a broad, diverse coalition of artists and activists coming together to support the LGBTQ Community,” noted Geoffrey Morrissey, Director of Operations and Community Engagement at TAC.“Trans Youth have been under attack for all of 2021, and the LGBTQ Community as a whole has been neglected by the law for too long. The momentum behind The Equality Act is encouraging, and I hope that during Pride and throughout the year, music fans will lobby their Senators to pass this piece of landmark legislation.”