Cyndi Lauper is in Washington, D.C. USA on the 9th May 2012 to draw awareness to the plight of gay and transgendered homeless youth. WE tv were there to filming the events which took place whilst Cyndi was there. The US President gave his support for Same-Sex Marriage and this was Cyndi Lauper's reaction:
I look forward to him evolving,” said Lauper, who supports gay marriage. “I think he’s doing great, and I think he was given such a mess that even at the time of the election, nobody had any idea how deep that mess really was. So I am all for him and I am all for him evolving. And I love him. He’s inspiring to me. Very inspiring.”
Cyndi Lauper was on The Ed Show last night talking about the Same-Sex Marriage. Watch below!
Cyndi Lauper also accepted an award from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the Heroes Of Hope event in Washington for her work on ending homelessness through her True Colors Fund, which advocates equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
"Young people unfortunately experience trauma every day, but they are resilient and can recover if we provide them the support that they need," said Lauper. "In particular, homeless gay and transgender youth face unique challenges, like family rejection, and they inspire me with their honesty and bravery to do all that I can to help them overcome those adversities and succeed in life."
Cyndi Lauper closed the event by performing True Colors with the Youth Performers.
Cyndi Lauper will spend Thursday 10th May 2012 meeting with lawmakers to push for funding to help homeless youth.
STATEMENT BY CYNDI IN RESPONSE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
In response to President Obama’s public support for marriage equality today, Cyndi has issued the following statement:
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.