AS twins and lesbians, does it annoy you when people focus on this?To which they offer a very reasonable, measured response:
Tegan: I think the media and our labels in the past have tried to turn it into something gimmicky.Here's the money shot: the article's headline is a big fat "Lesbian Twins Coming to UK." You can't convince me that was just someone behind the scenes having a laugh. The people who work at The Sun aren't smart or funny enough for that. There's also that pesky tradition they have of being homophobic morons to take into account.
But I think we've grown out of that. I think we've also proved we're genuine songwriters who are talented and have the support of many great people and a legion of lovely devoted fans and so I think that period of our life is over.
We're happy and proud to be out and known as queer artists and we are also happy that people pay much more attention to the music these days.
Sara: I think there have been times when journalists have treated it in a gimmicky way.
Perhaps from a lack of awareness or education about homophobia or sexism.
I know most people don't intend to be cruel or ignorant. I've become more patient but it is upsetting when it feels like the music is lost behind a headline.