Grammy win­ners launch cam­paign for LGBT cen­tre

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — The pop-rock trio fun. is launch­ing a cam­paign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band said Fri­day it plans to raise $250,000 to build a com­mu­nity health cen­tre for the Ruth El­lis Cen­ter, which pro­vides hous­ing, meals, cloth­ing and med­i­cal ser­vices for LGBT youth in need. Funds will be raised through its gay sup­port or­ga­ni­za­tion, The Ally Coali­tion. Mem­bers of fun. are singer Nate Ruess, gui­tarist Jack Antonoff and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist An­drew Dost, who is from Detroit. The group had a break­through in 2012, top­ping the charts with We Are Young and Some Nights. Last year, fun. won Gram­mys for song of the year and best new artist. The band started The Ally Coali­tion with Antonoff’s sis­ter, de­signer Rachel Antonoff.

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