Bad-Ass Woman of the Day: Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

If you didn’t think you could love Cyndi Lauper more, think again. Not only is this woman a pop culture icon and incredible musician, but she’s a staunch LGBT advocate — so much that she’s opening a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in New York, called “True Colors.” She says in her press release:

“In New York City, a very disproportionate number [up to 40 percent] of homeless youth identity as LGBT. Even more disturbing are reports that these young people often face discrimination and at times physical assault in some of the very places they have to go for help. Our primary goal is to provide a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment that will empower our young residents to be the self-loving, happy and successful individuals they were meant to be.”

Time After Time never meant so much. Seriously though, huge props to Lauper for being more than a celebrity that makes yearly donations to mainstream organizations or performs at some charity concert. She’s making real change on the ground. Respect.

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  • Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

    That is great news. There’s been some controversy and concern here about the loss of funding for such things.

  • emmie

    Woo-hoo! Yes, I’ve always loved Cyndi Lauper, and yes I do love her even more! What she is doing is a great thing. And I wish more people were like her.

  • toongrrl

    Love her!!!!!! Don’t expect anything less from a woman giving an impromptu concert for passengers of canceled flights

  • Mallory

    A little late, as it’s September second, but I know Cyndi Lauper. She truly is an awesome woman, and a very sweet person. I am tempted to email this to her, but it might seem cliche…