“Contigo Fund is committed to honoring the lives of those who were taken from us at Pulse -nearly all of which were both LGBTQ and Latinx – by making sure their identities, lived experiences, families, and communities are never forgotten,” says Program Director Marco Antonio Quiroga. “Through our grantmaking which is fueling recovery efforts and as one community working together, we are creating a sanctuary where all are safe, welcomed and affirmed. Contigo Fund is proud to stand strong with Pulse-affected communities in Orlando in their long journey of healing and empowerment. Support for this work continues to be critical.”
Scissor Sisters’ four albums sold six million copies worldwide, making them a household name everywhere from America, Japan and Australia to the UK, which they call their “spiritual home”. They have collaborated with artists as varied as Santigold, 2 Bears, Elton John and Kylie Minogue, and their global success, eclectic dance-pop-rock sound and wild New York club style can be said to have paved the way for many others. Their self-titled debut from 2004 set the platinum standard, becoming the biggest-selling album of the year in the UK. The follow-up, Ta-Dah, was another chart-topper in the UK and their first US Billboard Top 20 chart entry. It included I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, a number 1 single in nearly a dozen countries from Argentina to Australia. Their third album, Night Work went Top 20 in the US and reached number two in the UK, a virtual club concept record bolstered by excellent dancefloor smashes. The fourth album, Magic Hour was full of eclectic delights and featured, among others, the phenomenon “Let’s Have A Kiki.” It became the fourth great Scissor Sisters album
MNDR rose to prominence after being featured on Mark Ronson & The Business Intl’s 2010 single “Bang Bang Bang,” which peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and was followed in 2012 by MNDR’s critically acclaimed debut album “Feed Me Diamonds” (Ultra). Since then MNDR has been touring, writing and releasing new music as MNDR and for others (Miike Snow, Charli XCX, Jai Wolf etc.) In 2016 MNDR contributed writing and a feature performance on Flume’s Grammy winning album “Skin”. MNDR has signed to Mom + Pop Records and is currently working on new MNDR music.
For additional information on the CONTIGO Fund and to contribute to our efforts, reach out to Program Director Marco Antonio Quiroga at MQuiroga@Our-Fund.org
and visit www.our-fund.org/contigo/
. Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation, launched in response to the tragedy that occurred on Latin Night at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando targeting LGBTQ people of color. “Contigo” means “with you” in Spanish. For all those affected by the Pulse tragedy -whether physically present at the club or otherwise- we want them to know: Estamos Contigo – We’re With You.
Contigo Fund offers financial support to organizations working to heal, educate and empower Pulse-affected communities – LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants, and people of color – as well as those working to end all forms of bigotry in Orlando. Contigo Fund seeks to build bridges across Central Florida’s diverse communities and to raise awareness of homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of bigotry that divide our communities rather than bring them together.
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