Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gay Ally & Advocate Cyndi Lauper Honored

It's always a pleasure to report that Cyndi Lauper will once again be acknowledged for her LGBT advocacy work. This time the fierce gay ally & pop star will be given the prize by US Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in Washington DC on May 9th. As you know Lauper co-founded the True Colors Fund to bring an end to LGBTQ teen homelessness. She wrote in the Huffington Post, “As a mother, I could never imagine throwing my kid away for any reason, let alone over something like their sexual orientation or gender identity. It would be like ripping out a piece of my very own soul.”. Lauper has also inspired more straight gay allies in the advancement of our LGBT equality. In 2010 True Colors launched the ‘We Give A Damn’ campaign to education & engage heterosexuals & inform them about the discrimination our LGBT people face globally. The campaign included PSA’s from celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Elton John & Susan Surandon. Then their was her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice where she raised $45,000 for the True Colors Fund to spread awareness & even educate homophobe Donald Trump a little.
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