Tegan and Sara slam Alberta government’s trans policies in Juno Awards speech

The twins, originally from Calgary, were presented with the Humanitarian Award by actor Elliot Page

Tegan and Sara Quin had some firm words for the Alberta government and its anti-trans policies at the Juno Awards this weekend.

Everyone’s favourite queer Canadian indie rock duo accepted the Humanitarian Award at the annual celebration of Canadian music for their work with the Tegan and Sara Foundation. The award was presented by fellow queer Canadian icon, Elliot Page.

“Advocating for our community’s rights is a great privilege, and we are dedicated to confronting any form of discrimination that threatens the wellbeing of our community,” Sara said. “Threats like the Alberta government’s attempts to prevent trans youth from accessing vital care. These attacks are harmful because they are directed at the kids who need our support the most.”

Senior editor Mel Woods breaks it down.

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