Tag Archives: Cyndi Lauper

As You Are: Biden Foundation Launches Awareness Campaign For Acceptance Of LGBTQ Youth [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching an awareness campaign to promote the importance of family acceptance of LGBTQ youth. The vice president’s Biden Foundation kicked off the “As You Are” initiative on Tuesday with a video campaign, featuring Biden, pop singer Cyndi Lauper, former NFL player Wade Davis and numerous LGBTQ advocates and activists. “We’ll use ...

Read More »

JUST PEE: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, & Kinky Boots Cast Sing Against Anti-Trans Laws [VIDEO]

MUST WATCH: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, and the cast of the Tony winning Best Musical Kinky Boots today delivered us a fun message against those stupid, stupid anti-transgender bathroom laws. “I’m me! I don’t need ID to tell who am I and where I oughta pee!”

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want Equal Funds [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: Cyndi Lauper never shies away from fighting the good fight, whether it’s donating her earnings to an LGBT charity or getting behind National Women’s Equality Day. Or taking Donald Trump to task over his call to ban all Muslims from entering the country. The award-winning singer has rolled up her sleeves again to go into battle ...

Read More »

JMG EXCLUSIVE: Cyndi Lauper To Donate All Profits From Raleigh Concert To Equality North Carolina

“Sadly, once again, the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have been trampled on with the recent passage of HB2 in North Carolina. Me and my team at the True Colors Fund have been closely monitoring the situation in North Carolina and support the efforts of the Human Rights Campaign, Equality North Carolina, and others to repeal ...

Read More »

CALIFORNIA: Cyndi Lauper And Harvey Fierstein Get Adjacent Stars On Hollywood Walk Of Fame [VIDEO]

Variety reports: It’s hard to imagine a more simpatico creative pairing than Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein. Lauper, the award-winning (Grammy, Emmy and Tony) pop icon whose rainbow-colored hair and anthemic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” single made her a hero among fiery female teens in the 1980s, has long established herself as a staunch humanitarian and leading advocate for ...

Read More »

At Carnegie Hall’s Bowie Tribute Concert [VIDEO]

Last night Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Ann Wilson, Michael Stipe, Rickie Lee Jones, Laurie Anderson, the Flaming Lips, and many others performed at Carnegie Hall’s tribute concert to David Bowie. Watch some fan-made performance clips below and see the set list.

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper – Heartache By The Numbers [VIDEO]

Cyndi Lauper’s star-studded album of country western classics, Detour, is coming and today she’s offering a free download of the first single with pre-orders. From the press materials: Lauper sounds right at home from the start, beginning with the album opener, “Funnel Of Love,” a track Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, recorded in 1960. Another highlight is the rollicking ...

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper – Hard Candy Christmas [AUDIO]

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Cyndi Lauper perform this Dolly Parton classic at her annual Home For The Holidays concert for homeless LGBT kids. Cyndi has now released the track. Rolling Stone reports: While recording her upcoming country album in Nashville, Cyndi Lauper’s hotel featured an inspirational phrase above the artwork. In lights, it said, “What Would ...

Read More »

Boy George & Cyndi Lauper Duet At True Colors Fund Concert: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun [VIDEO]

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund for homeless LGBT kids held its annual Home For The Holidays concert on Saturday night in New York City. Among the performers were Natasha Bedingfield, Patti Smyth, and Valerie Simpson. Boy George joined Cyndi to close the show with a rousing take on her 1983 classic. Many more clips below.

Read More »

NEW YORK CITY: Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund Unveils Line-Up For Holiday Fundraiser

A fabulous event that I attend every year. Via press release: Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund today announced the lineup for its 5th annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays” benefit concert on Saturday, December 5th at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness. 100 percent of ...

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper To Get Hollywood Star

Yesterday Harvey Fierstein revealed that he’ll soon be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and today we learn that Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper will get the same honor. Openly gay jazz star Dave Koz announced the 2016 honorees, which also include Mama Cass, Bruno Mars, and Kathy Bates.

Read More »

Broadway Cares Salutes Cyndi Lauper, Donates $150K To True Colors Fund

Clip recap: From Executive Director Tom Viola: I had the pleasure of dropping by the stage door of the Hirschfeld Theatre this week to join the cast of Kinky Boots in presenting Cyndi Lauper with a “big check” representing the $150,000 donated to True Colors Fund by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS from the more than $1.2 million in resources raised ...

Read More »

#Pizza4Equality Raises $160K For Cyndi Lauper’s Homeless LGBT Youth Fund

Clip description: In the 26 days leading up to #40ToNoneDay, #Pizza4Equality has raised $160,000 from 4,224 donors! The campaign began with very high goals but low expectations. The support exceeded expectations and provided not only a lot of money but a statement of where our values lie. We’re wrapping up soon but wanted to release this thank you video for ...

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper Testifies Before Congress On Behalf Of Homeless LGBT Youth

Yesterday Cyndi Lauper testified before a Senate subcommittee on youth homelessness. After the hearing, she and GOP Sen. Susan Collins discussed the Senate’s recent refusal to reauthorize an LGBT-inclusive funding bill. Via the New York Times: The problem, Ms. Collins said, was “confusion” over parts of the amendment, including a measure misinterpreted as a restriction on faith-based organizations’ ability to ...

Read More »

Senate Narrowly Rejects Bill To Fund Assistance To Homeless LGBT Youth

From Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund: Today, the United States Senate failed to pass the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S.A. 290), which would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The vote was 56 “YES” to 43 “NO” – short of the 60 “YES” votes required to pass. The Act includes a non-discrimination clause that ...

Read More »

Tweet Of The Day – Cyndi Lauper

Read More »

LAUNCHED: #Pizza4Equality

Activist Scott Wooledge has launched #Pizza4Equality, which has already raised $18K for Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund for homeless LGBT kids. Here’s the GoFundMe page.

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper: The FRC Wants Homeless LGBT Kids Excluded From Federal Act

Via press release from Cyndi Lauper: Can you believe that there are people actively working to leave youth out in the cold? Don’t they realize it’s just going to push us to work even harder to protect our kids?! The Family Research Council is one of those groups. Their target: a clause in the the Runaway and Homeless Youth and ...

Read More »

Feds Partner With Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund On LGBT Homelessness

Via press release from the True Colors Fund: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to identify successful strategies to ensure that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual ...

Read More »

Cyndi Lauper Advocates For Homeless LGBT Youth At National Press Club Event

From an unusually even-handed report by the Christian site CNS News: Pop singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper said on Wednesday that homosexual children are “being thrown away because of who they are.” Lauper was speaking at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to mark the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and ...

Read More »