04/05/2013 01:42 EDT | Updated 04/09/2013 09:39 EDT

Tegan And Sara, The Advocate: Canadian Duo Make Cover Of Gay Mag's '40 Under 40' Issue (PHOTO)

Tegan And Sara can add another feather in their cap now that the Canadian sister act have appeared on the cover of The Advocate's new "40 Under 40" issue.

"We are so thrilled to be on the cover of The Advocate for their 40 under 40 issue!" the duo wrote on their site yesterday. "There is just something so exciting about seeing yourself on a newsstand, it really never gets old. Especially when you are on the cover of a magazine that you truly respect and enjoy, included alongside some amazing peers!"

The magazine shows the tandem with "Tegan & Sara: With their latest chart-topping album, the out twins are finally getting themselves the cred they deserve" as the caption.

"When I was younger, I thought that 40 was when you had it all figured out," Sara says in the interview. "You're not over the hill, like you're going to die, but that seemed old to me. Now we're seven and a half years from being the age my mom was when we graduated high school. It's astounding to me."

The article speaks about the band's new album "Heartthrob," being in a band in their 30s as well as how they dealt with questions about their sexuality early in their careers, including a conversation with manager Elliot Roberts which they say was very encouraging.

"He just said, 'Be yourselves,'" Tegan tells the publication. "'If you're gay, you should be comfortable, you should talk about yourselves. These are your experiences and your stories and your songs. And be authentic and being transparent with people is what's going to connect them to you.' And so off we went... I'm so glad that Elliot said that, because if he had said, 'Let's play that down, let's get you on dates with Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio,' I actually probably would have been straight then, if he'd said that."

Tegan And Sara will play at Coachella next weekend before a string of dates with Stars in the U.S. From there the group head to Australia for another leg of dates before a European jaunt. An extensive North American tour with Fun. begins at Toronto's Downsview Park on July 6.

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