Cyndi Lauper speaks out in response to Obama’s marriage equality announcement
May 9, 2012 | 6:16 pm
(Updated: February 25, 2013 | 10:27 am)
Cyndi Lauper has been an outspoken ally and supporter of LGBT rights since the beginning of her successful music career and she has gained vocal support and action even more noteably in the past year.
During her ‘True Colors’ tour last year, Lauper dedicated her Colorado Ogden performance to audience member and founder of The Mathew Shepard Foundation, Judy Shepard.
In a press release statement today, Lauper let her true colors for President Obama shine through, responding to Obama’s public announcement he supports the right for lesbian and gay couples to marry.
“President Obama continues to be a true leader for equality and I have never been prouder to call him my president than I am today. The president’s support of marriage equality gives hope and encouragement to the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who feel ostracized and alone. The words of the president have reinforced that they are worthy of dignity, respect, and love – just like everyone else. As a supporter of the president and a longtime advocate for young gay and lesbian Americans, I am thrilled about today’s news and I’m looking forward to my visit to Capitol Hill, where I will tomorrow appeal to members of Congress to fund programs supporting our homeless LGBT youth.”