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Gay Youth Activist Cyndi Lauper Honored

By Charlotte Robinson, November 19, 2011
Singer & fierce gay activist Cyndi Lauper & her True Colors Fund were presented with the 2011 "Spirit of Youth" award from the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS). This was in recognition of their work & dedication for helping to keep America's LGBTQ runaways, homeless & at-risk youth safe & off the streets. The ceremony took place Thursday night at NRS' annual "Spirit of Youth" benefit at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Last year, Lauper flipped the switch to turn the Empire State Building green for National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM). She also recorded a PSA promoting NRS' services. Lauper has been supporting the end of LGBTQ homelessness through her True Colors Fund. Congrats Cyndi!! :)
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1 comment:

Maureen Blaha said...

The fastest growing problem identified by callers to National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) over the past year was LGBTQ issues with an increase of seven percent. Thanks to the positive partnership NRS has with Cyndi Lauper and her True Colors Fund, individuals who want to talk about LGBTQ issues may feel more comfortable calling
1-800-RUNAWAY now than in the past.

Tonight's event raised funds for NRS programs and services that benefit runaway homeless and at-risk youth and their families throughout the country. The Platinum Sponsor was United Airlines, and the Gold Sponsors were Carlton Technologies, Chicago Tribune, Greyhound Lines and Radio Flyer.

Maureen Blaha is Executive Director National Runaway Switchboard

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