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While the identical twin lesbian duo Tegan & Sara’s album, "Heartthrob," is already rocking both the charts and our hearts, there’s more to these musical superstars than just providing a "Shock to Your System."

Tegan is a longtime, outspoken advocate for equality, and partnered with HRC last year to help fund iO Tillett’s Self Evident Truths project.

Over the last two years, Wright photographed more than 2,000 individuals across the country in her on-going documentation of LGBT America.

HRC helped to fund the project, which aims to raise awareness of the diversity of the LGBT community.

In her TedxWomen talk, Wright talks about her motivations for the project and her mission to photograph the “many shades of gay.”  

Perhaps if one could look into the eyes of those that are discriminated against it might make it harder for them to do, explained Wright.

Snag Tegan’s iO Tillett Wright T-shirt now and help fund Self Evident Truths.

To view photos in the Self Evident Truths exhibit, watch the video below and visit


Self Evident Truths from Self Evident Truths on Vimeo.

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