The first single, "Closer", was released on September 25, 2012.
The album was released on January 29, 2013 and debuted on the Billboard top 200 at number 3, the band's highest charting record to date, selling 49,000 copies in its first week.
Some prefer to simply follow an individual's self-definition or identity.
The high prevalence of people from the West on this list may be due to societal attitudes towards homosexuality.
In 2012, they appeared on the cover of Under the Radar magazine’s "Protest" issue. Due to the expansion of their audience they have gained a higher profile in the LGBTQ community.
Both were photographed holding a sign that read "The rights of the minority should never be subject to the whim of the majority." Also in Canada, they were actively supporting Quebec students in their protest against that provincial government. They were awarded Outstanding Music Artist at the GLAAD Media Awards, beating out high-profile musicians including Lady Gaga and Elton John.
The pair have released eight studio albums and numerous EPs.
The album "Sainthood" debuted on the Billboard top 200 albums at number 21 selling 24,000 copies in its first week.On March 10, 2016, the band announced via their Facebook account that the album's title would be Love You To Death, with the release date set for June 3. both were vocal during California's Prop 8 debates.They released the lead single from the album, "Boyfriend", on April 8. On November 10, 2016, rather than boycotting North Carolina for HB2, Tegan and Sara performed at The Orange Peel and donated their proceeds to Equality North Carolina in order to fight the legislation.While recording Sainthood, Tegan and Sara spent a week writing songs together in New Orleans.The song "Paperback Head" was the only song written by the pair to appear on the album, making it the first song on any Tegan and Sara album that they wrote together.