The Ally Coalition

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The Ally Coalition
Formation2013; 11 years ago (2013)
  • Nate Ruess Fun (band)
  • Andrew Dost Fun (band)
  • Jack Antonoff Fun (band)
  • Rachel Antonoff (fashion designer)
TypeNonprofit organization
PurposeServing and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth.
  • 103 Terrace Street,
  • Boston, MA 02120, USA
Key people

The Ally Coalition is an American nonprofit organization serving and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth founded in 2013 by the band fun. (Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff) and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff in 2013.[1]


The Ally Coalition was founded by the band fun. and Rachel Antonoff in 2013, and raises funds and advocates for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth. [2]


Advocacy and Tours

The Ally Coalition and its network of community partners has joined various tours in support of LGBT equality. [3]


Grouplove - Healer Tour[4]

Frank Turner - Solo Tour[5]

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon Tour[6]

Courtney Barnett - Solo Tour[7]


Mongol Horde - North American Invasion[8]

Bleachers - I Love Making This Album But I’m Also Losing My Mind In Here & I Need To Come Out And Play Tour

Lucy Dacus - Fall 2019 North American Tour

Greyson Chance - Portraits World Tour[9]

Lovelytheband - Finding it Hard to Smile Tour[10]

PVRIS - Fall 2019 Tour

Low Cut Connie - Azz Across America Tour

Sleater-Kinney - Center Won't Hold Tour[11]

Julia Nunes - Living Room and The Holidays CAN Be Fun Tours[12]

Frank Turner - Be More Kind and No Man's Land Tours[13]

Mitski - Be the Cowboy Tour


Troye Sivan - Bloom Tour[14]

Frank Turner - Be More Kind Tour[15]

Sofi Tukker - Treehouse World Tour[16]

Bleachers - North American Tour[17]

PVRIS - North American Tour[18]


Bleachers - Gone Now Fall Tour[19][20]

PVRIS - North American Tour[18]


Troye Sivan - Blue Neighborhood Tour[21]


Fun. - Most Nights Tour with Teagan and Sara[22]


Fun. - Campus Consciousness Tour with Reverb[23]


In 2019, The Ally Coalition released Pride month merchandise with ovelytheband and Walk the Moon.[24][25]

In 2016, The Ally Coalition, Human Rights Campaign and American Apparel produced a line of "Make America Gay Again" products. 30 percent of sales benefitted the Equality Act of 2015.[26][27]


Annual Talent Shows

Each year, The Ally Coalition produces annual talent shows at Town Hall in NYC hosted by Rachel Antonoff.[28] Past performers include Dixie Chicks, Andrew Dost, Hayley Kiyoko, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sara Bareilles, Kasey Musgraves, Spoon, Shamir, and The National.[29]

Microsoft's Feel The Pride Event

In June 2019, Microsoft and The Ally Coalition created an interactive exhibit in NYC featuring music from St. Vincent.[30]

Frank Turner's Lost Evenings Festival III

Frank Turner's Lost Evenings Festival at the House of Blues in Boston, MA in May 2019 benefitted The Ally Coalition. Over 29 artists played, including Micah Schnabel, Paul Luc, Amanda Rose Riley, Jinty McGrath, The Penske File, The Typical Johnsons, Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Rebuilder, Owen McMahon, Rob Moir, Seán Tobin and Ryan Van Slooten.[31][32] The festival included an active bystander training by Chadwick Stokes' nonprofit organization Calling All Crows and a panel on mental health by Active Minds. [32][33]

Shadow of the City Festival

Shadow of the City is an annual festival that takes place in Asbury Park, NJ created by Jack Antonoff. In 2020, Antonoff announced that the Shadow of the City Festival would be turned into a benefit festival, with all proceeds being donated to The Ally Coalition. [34]

The Ally Coalition in the media



  1. "Story". The Ally Coalition. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  2. "Ally Coalition Talent Show Lineup: See The 2018 Performers Here". Billboard. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  3. "How to Support the LGBTQ Community as an Ally After Pride Month". Billboard. 2019-07-10. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  4. "Grouplove Announce New Album ‘Healer’ and North American Tour". Billboard. 2020-01-15. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  5. Turner, Frank (2020-03-04). "For this tour, our friends from @allycoalition are helping find local groups and charities to represent at the shows. Hooray!". @frankturner. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  6. "beach bunny on Instagram: "we're excited to be bringing @allycoalition on this tour with us - at each show they'll be bringing along organizations that support gender…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  7. "courtney barnett". Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  8. Turner, Frank (2019-12-06). "None of that changes my usual ideals about the world in general or shows specifically. We're stoked to have our friends from @allycoalition and @callingallcrows joining us on this run, make sure you stop in. And of course there's @AforA and @RebuilderBoston as well". @frankturner. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  9. "Greyson Chance is back with 'Dancing Next to Me'". Los Angeles Blade: LGBT News, Rights, Politics, Entertainment. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  10. "lovelytheband | Q&A". Flaunt Magazine. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  11. "Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker Look Back on 25 Years of Sleater-Kinney". W Magazine | Women's Fashion & Celebrity News. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  12. "Julia Nunes". Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  13. "FEATURE: No Man's Land? Is Frank Turner's Latest Album Mansplaining or a Progressive Step?". Music Musings & Such. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  14. "Troye Sivan Partners With Ally Coalition & Trevor Project for Bloom Tour". Billboard. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  15. "Frank Turner". Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  16. Staff, EDM Joy (2018-10-31). "Sofi Tukker Team With Pabllo Vittar For Insanely Fun 'Energia (Parte 2)'". EDM Joy | Best EDM Music News, New EDM DJ News from Electronic Artists. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  17. Magazine, Abby FoxContributing Writer at Beyond The Stage MagazineAbby Fox is a Contributing Writer for Beyond The Stage (2018-03-07). "Bleachers Announces Spring Tour Dates". Beyond The Stage Magazine. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Toney, Jordan (2017-09-14). "PVRIS and The Ally Coalition team up so you can see the band for free". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  19. "Bleachers Launches "Gone Now" Tour Promoting Transgender Equality with The Ally Coalition, Freedom for All Americans". Freedom for All Americans. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  20. "Bleachers and The Ally Coalition Promote LGBTQ Equality on Summer Tour". MusicforGood. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  21. Road, Hitting The. "See Troye Sivan's Upcoming Fall Tour Dates". Fuse. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  22. "fun. Announce Most Nights Summer 2013 Tour Dates with Tegan and Sara -". mxdwn Music. 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  23. "fun. & Designer Rachel Antonoff Launch The Ally Coalition, a Charity Partnership Created to Inspire and Mobilize Support of LGBTQ Equality". Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  24. "Lovelytheband Team up with the Ally Coalition to Release Pride Merch". Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  25. "Walk The Moon Teamed Up With The Ally Coalition for Pride Month". 107.7 The End – Alternative. Seattle. 2019-06-25. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  26. Menapace, Brendan. "American Apparel Introduces 'Make America Gay Again' Campaign". Promo Marketing. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  27. Apparel, American. "American Apparel Launches "Make America Gay Again"". Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  28. "The Ally Coalition presents: The 6th Annual Talent Show". The Town Hall. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  29. "Ally Coalition Talent Show Lineup: See The 2018 Performers Here". Billboard. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  30. "Feel the Pride: The Ally Coalition and Microsoft Teams Up with St. Vincent for New NYC Exhibit". Billboard. 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  31. Millar, Mark (2019-04-30). "FRANK TURNER announces full line-up for 2019's Lost Evenings Festival". XS Noize | Online Music Magazine. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  32. 32.0 32.1 "Frank Turner announces full line-up for 2019's Lost Evenings Festival". Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  33. theallycoalition (2019-05-20). "Lost Evenings III". The Ally Coalition. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  34. jackantonoff (2019-08-22). "new idea- shadow of the city is now officially a benefit. All proceeds will go to the @allycoalition and their work with homeless LGBTQ shelters. more on this to come but thank you for buying tickets so early". @jackantonoff. Retrieved 2020-05-07.

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