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Cyndi Lauper on her “love affair” with LGBT community

By Greg Hernandez One of my favorite events of the year is the LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s Evening With Women which benefits its services for women which include legal assistance, domestic violence services, health and services and cultural arts programs.

I have some wonderful memories from past events including interviewing Sharon Stone one year and Ann and Nancy Wilson last year. Two years ago Christina Aguilera performed and she did not forget a single lyric!

This year’s event takes place on April 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and I’m especially excited because the great Cyndi Lauper, one of our most beloved straight allies, will be performing!

Cyndi did a wide-ranging interview in advance of the event with The Center. Here are a few highlights:

On being an LGBT ally: “I have had a very long and enduring love affair with the LGBT community. The community has been there for me throughout my career, and I hope that I have been there for the community whenever they have needed me. I am inspired by the community’s unwavering ability to never give up, especially in light of so much discrimination and hatred in the world.”

On True Colors Tour: “The True Colors Tour will be back, but in a new and exciting way. We are currently in the planning stages and hope you have something to announce soon. As for hints, think ‘one singular sensation’.”

On the ‘We Give a Damn’ Campaign: “We just celebrated our first anniversary on April 1 and were looking back on what was accomplished in that time. It is amazing to see so many people take part in the campaign and tell their stories to their family and friends about why they support equality. We have been very fortunate to have many celebrities take part and we are deeply grateful for their support. It has been wonderful to see so many of my peers in the entertainment industry step up and help spread the message of equality. I have not been surprised, but I have been very moved by their commitment to the cause.”

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