Watch: Former Homeless Teen Cyndi Lauper Testifies Before Congress on Ending LGBT Youth Homelessness - the New Civil Rights Move
If you thought “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer Cyndi Lauper started her True Colors Fund charity just for kicks or publicity, this nine-minute video of the singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist will change your mind. It may also make you cry a bit. It might even get you thinking maybe she should run for President.
Today is True Colors Fund’s #40toNoneDay, “a national day to raise public awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, and to provide supporters with simple ways to get involved.”
So it was appropriate that today Lauper testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, explaining in real life terms the tragedies and challenges homeless youth face, especially LGBT homeless youth.
She also revealed she was a homeless teen, a fact not known to many, and one that may explain her devotion to helping homeless youth.