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Cyndi Lauper Speaks Out for LGBT Youth in 'Rolling Stone', Demands Lawmakers Protect Them

Cyndi Lauper continues her advocacy for LGBT youth with a new editorial in Rolling Stone, condemning congressional deadlock on budget policy:

Cyndi_lauperWhile some members of Congress have recognized that this budget issue is a matter of life or death for many Americans, including LGBT youth, the House majority continues to hold onto their vows to protect the wealthiest Americans from tax increases. I am one of those Americans, and I do not need protecting. I am fully prepared to pay my fair share to ensure our country gets back on track. And by the way, these are the same House leaders who last summer required the same type of wholesale cuts set to go into effect in return for raising our nation's debt ceiling.

So, while this budget standoff may sound like a problem just for Washington bureaucrats, it is actually much bigger than that. It impacts every person, every community, all of us – gay and straight, young and old. And we need to do something about it.

We need to cut through the abstract jargon and tell Congress to set aside partisan differences and adopt a sustainable plan that protects life-saving services for LGBT youth and other marginalized populations, including senior citizens, people of color and women. If they can't do that by the end of the year, then a short-term agreement delaying budget cuts should be put in place to give the next Congress a chance to agree on a long-term fiscal solution.

Visit Lauper's True Colors Fund HERE.

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  1. You know, it's such a relief when years have gone by, and you've grown up, and your childhood-idols continue to be your heroes.

    Thank you Cyndi Lauper.

    Don't stop. Ever.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 11, 2012 11:29:59 AM


  2. Cyndi Lauper is really a GREAT supporter for the LGBT cause !! Thank you, Ms. Lauper !!
    Oh, and have you seen her son ? He's so gorgeous, take a look at this fresh picture of Cyndi, her husband David Thornton and their son Declyn Wallace Lauper Thornton...

    http://www.wetv.com/shows/cyndi

    I would love if Cyndi's son dated Madonna's daughter (Lola)!! How cool that would be ?

    Posted by: Peter Pan | Dec 11, 2012 11:39:40 AM


  3. Beautiful human being and an amazing ally.

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 11, 2012 12:29:12 PM


  4. True colors is still one of my all time favorites. Love ya Cyndi Lauper.

    Posted by: Alexander | Dec 11, 2012 1:57:28 PM


  5. We owed her soooo much!! The world needs more people like Cyndi!!

    Posted by: Josh | Dec 11, 2012 6:19:24 PM


  6. What's the name of the Cyndi biography/auto biography everyone's raving about? I want to read it!

    Posted by: Tristram | Dec 11, 2012 6:28:42 PM


  7. What's the name of the Cyndi biography/auto biography everyone's raving about? I want to read it!

    Posted by: Tristram | Dec 11, 2012 6:28:46 PM


  8. Why is Madonna considered a gay icon when she doesn't do crap for gay rights? All Madonna does is half-heartedly make pro-gay statements from time to time without actuall taking any action, why Cyndi actually takes action and gets in the middle of things.

    I like Cyndi!

    Posted by: Nice | Dec 11, 2012 6:47:06 PM


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