Tegan is dating
Tegan Quin was interviewed for, and is quoted in, the article "The Rainbow Connection: Gay and Lesbian Artists on Marriage and More," which is in our Protest Issue. This is the full transcript of that interview, mainly quotes that didn't make it into the print issue. So we kind of have to have two lives, because she needs to work there.
So we are very close, although I am pretty sure we will be touring with a couple of songs in the fall, the record itself won’t come out until January. I know I’ve been saying this, and it could just be self-defense so we’re not setting ourselves up for disappointment, but I do really feel like this is the best record we’ve made. But I think the songs are all really strong, and the producers we used are so amazing and it’s definitely a kick in the face. In a strange way it’s more the direction we were going in a few of our earlier records, like where it was more keyboard and pop and lots of melodies and tons of vocals.One continent is barely big enough to contain Tegan and Sara Quin.They’re Western Canadians by birth, but years ago Sara Quin headed east, to live in Montréal and New York, leaving the territory left of the Continental Divide to sister Tegan.I’m in my 30s now, and all of a sudden you see all these people getting married, and those sort of heteronormative lifestyle choices sort of become overwhelming. Someone like that to come out and saying this is something we should all have, that it so important.And of course, there are people in my life saying, “It means nothing, we need to have a federal law” blah, blah. Like, it looks awful, I mean, you're cringing in them," and the girl was like, "I got food poisoning the night before and I was up just getting sick all night and I was in so much pain and I got to the shoot and I was dehydrated and tired and I went to the hospital right afterwards," and Tyra was like--It was like a close up on her face all the sudden and she was all like, "You know, I had"--I can't remember what it was, some sort of disorder, some sort of thing--"and I was in incredible pain and I was cramping and blah blah blah blah blah"--you know, she's doing this whole thing and listing all the characteristics, all the symptoms of her disease, and she goes, "But you just model through it." And I was like, "Oh my god, that's fucking genius.
Tegan: Well, Tyra was like, "Your pictures do not look good.
Even though I am Canadian and I could move my partner here and we could legally get married, there is something that just makes me feel so sad.
I just don’t feel it’s fair, I don’t feel like I should benefit and also while I expect and will fight to have that right in America I absolutely do not feel I It just doesn’t feel right.
It’s really been in the last four years where I feel like marriage in general and gay marriage has become so relevant in my life.
I feel like it’s a daily conversation I have with people and I guess it’s partly my age.
There’s not a lot of big trashy guitars or anything.