Fun. to raise $250K for LGBT Detroit youth

Sat. January 18, 2014 10:02 AM by


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Detroit, MI - Indie pop band fun. has pledged to raise $250,000 to help at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit.

Fun., which has released two studio albums, includes singer Nate Ruess, guitarist Jack Antonoff and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost, a native Detroiter.

Funds raised through its The Ally Coalition will go to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, the Detroit area social services agency that serves the needs of runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The center is named after African-American gay rights activist Ruth Ellis, who opened her home to homeless African-American gays as early as the 1930s.

The Ally Coalition was started last year by Antonoff's sister, designer Rachel Antonoff, with the band's help.

(Related: Fun's Jack Antonoff encourages homophobes to boycott their shows.)

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