The duo partnered with Revel & Riot to create a T-shirt that would fund Revel & Riot’s mission for LGBTQ rights.
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.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 photographs in the book are taken by Lindsey Byrnes and Ryan Russell.The album "Sainthood" debuted on the Billboard top 200 albums at number 21 selling 24,000 copies in its first week.