1. The Indigo Girls are an American folk rock duo originally from Decatur, Georgia. Consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the pair released a full-length self-produced album in 1987, which since then has led to a record contract and over nine Indigo Girls albums later. Although not a couple, both Ray and Saliers identify as lesbian and are major icons in the LGBT movement. They have championed the causes and held benefit concerts for the environment, gay rights, the rights of Native Americans, and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. For many years they incorporated a recycling and public outreach program into their road tours by including Greenpeace representative Stephanie Fairbanks in their road crew. They helped Winona LaDuke establish Honor the Earth, an organization dedicated to creating support and education for native environmental issues. Ray and Saliers have also appeared at the annual SOA Watch rallies, the March for Women’s Lives, and several other rallies and protests. -Christina Dore

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