According to recent studies, Generation Z (those born between 1996 and 2010) is the most gender fluid generation yet, with nearly 50% identifying with a sexual orientation that’s something other than completely straight and 56% knowing of someone who prefers a gender-neutral pronoun.
Pop band Tegan and Sara, who have identified as queer since the beginning of their career in 1998, noticed a gap in support for these communities. So a year ago in 2016, they launched the Tegan and Sara Foundation, an organization working towards economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.
“Since the beginning of our career, our LGBTQ fans have supported us in innumerable ways,” Teagan and Sara noted on their website. “Our journey navigating sexism and homophobia in the music industry has always been interwoven with the stories you share with us. Your personal histories of injustice and discrimination at home, school, work, and church have inspired us to use our public status to speak out about the struggles of the LGBTQ community.”
Now, the sisters have collaborated with Wildfang — which means “tomboy,” “wild child,” and “rascal” in German — a company dedicated to liberating menswear from its traditional gender constructs and revolutionizing the way women shop for tomboy fashion, to create their ‘The Future is Fluid’ capsule collection.
The line features slogan tees, hoodies, jackets and pins and is available on wildfang.com. 100% of profits will go directly to the the duo’s foundation.
The powerful video for the project, which features “20 queer, non-binary and trans individuals who represent non-conformity in their gender identity, expression, sexuality and relationships,” is an inspiring showcase of proud fluidity, as Tegan and Sara’s voices lend encouragement throughout with such phrases as: “the future is not assigning gender to genitals” and “you are enough.”
Watch ‘The Future is Fluid’ video below: