Fun. plans to raise funds for LGBT Detroit youth

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 2:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 center 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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Online:

http://www.theallycoalition.org/detroit

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