Tag Archives: Cyndi Lauper

UN To Honor Cyndi Lauper’s LGBTQ Youth Advocacy

Variety reports: The United Nations will award Cyndi Lauper with the first High Note Global Prize award for her promotion of human rights and impacting work to prevent and end homelessness for LGBTQ youth, the organization announced today. On U.N. Human Rights Day — which is December 10 — the High Note Global Prize will be presented to Lauper by …

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Tickets Still Available For NYC Pride Opening Ceremony: Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi, Chaka, Billy Porter, & Much More

In the next day or so I’ll have a much more extensive post about the myriad events offered up by NYC Pride and WorldPride, some of which are long sold out, but in the meantime I’ve just been told that some tickets are still available for the opening ceremony, which has quite the fantastic lineup: NYC Pride is proud to …

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Stars Hail Cher At Kennedy Center Honors [VIDEO]

Last night CBS aired the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, which took place early this month. From a highlights review: Whoopi Goldberg pays affectionate tribute to Cher in word and wardrobe. Little Big Town presents a medley of “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” “I Found Someone” and “Baby Don’t Go.” Cyndi Lauper struts through a ferocious “(If I Could) Turn Back Time” …

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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 …

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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!”

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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#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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tweet Of The Day – Cyndi Lauper

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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.

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