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Cyndi Lauper Provides Homeless LGBTQ Youth With A New Home!

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Cyndi Lauper is a true angel!

Lauper is opening The True Colors Residence in the winter of 2011, aimed at homeless LGBTQ youth in New York, between the ages 18-24!

"Kids are coming out in greater numbers as they see themselves accepted and represented on TV and in movies, but they’re still being kicked out of their homes or running away and living on the streets," stated Cyndi.

"We need to make sure we’re taking care of them. This is the next generation of the LGBT community," she concluded.

An estimated 3,000-8,000 LGBTQ youth are currently homeless in New York City, and The True Colors Residence will provide a number of them with permanent residences with 30 studio apartments planned for the 6-story building on West 154th Street.

Such a fantastic idea!

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46 comments to “Cyndi Lauper Provides Homeless LGBTQ Youth With A New Home!”



  1. 1

    This is amazing and much needed!



  2. 2

    Hey Marion,

    Why don't you do something useful like this? Why not partner up with her and make a difference? All you do is gloat and say how wonderful you are…..PROVE it! You are so lame!



  3. 3

    BRILLIANT :) Cyndi is a blessing!



  4. 4

    It would be nice if more people did that kind of thing with their money. Be even nicer if there was a mentor program and apprentice program to go with the home.



  5. 5

    This is totally discriminating straight youths!
    FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO BE STRAIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!



  6. 6

    Hi.. so wtf does the "Q" stand for in LGBTQ?
    "queer" perhaps? hello redundant
    or "questioning"? if this is it then that is sooooo stupid. if you're questioning your sexuality you shouldn't get a f-ing label until you decide what you are. In which case, you wouldn't be "Q" anymore anyway. If you can't decide then you probably have a disorder. I'm not saying it doesn't take time to figure this stuff out but come on people, we want equality, right? so stop with the excessive creation of labels and subcategories. It only distances us further from the rest of the world.
    rant done.



  7. 7

    EXCELLENT IDEA!!! :D



  8. 8


  9. 9

    Cyndi rocks her truth and love!!!



  10. 10

    Re: meeeeep – I was wondering the same thing…



  11. 11

    NICE,MS.LAUPER always classy.glad I am part of her generation.



  12. 12

    Hey, give us info as to how we can contribute money!



  13. 13

    whoa what an amazing thing to do!! Kudos to Cyndi



  14. 14

    love you Cyndi!



  15. 15

    Cyndi Lauper is just so awesome! I've always thought she was so cool!



  16. 16

    This is awesome!! She's got a heart of gold!! ;)



  17. 17

    She's got a heart of gold. If only more people were compassionate and giving like her.



  18. 18

    Re: El loco Norwegian – yeah but would your parents kick you out for going out with a someone of the opposite sex of you no. so shut ur glory hole



  19. 19

    I love Cindy so much. What a beautiful human being she is. A great role model who makes such a positive difference in this world.



  20. 20

    Cyndi, you wow me with your voice, but you look like shit. Someone, please get the, 'What Not To Wear' crew to work their magic on you.
    You really need help.
    You can look quirky when you're young. Not now, honey.



  21. 21

    What is this new Q addition to LGBT?? This is awesome, btw, I just don't know what the hell the Q stands for. I seriously doubt it would be Queer, the only other thing I could think of is Questioning… but that doesn't seem right either. Google time.



  22. 22

    wonderful! she is a great lady - really admire her!



  23. 23

    I LOVE Cyndi Lauper!!!! ;) Bless her a million times over!!!



  24. 24


    What does LGBTQ mean?
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    LGBTQ is a short form or acronym that means:

    “L”esbian
    “G”ay
    “B”isexual
    “T”ransgender,
    “Q”ueer or “Q”uestioning

    People often use LGBTQ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTIQQ”

    “L”esbian
    “G”ay
    “B”isexual
    “T”ransgender
    “T”ranssexual
    ”T”wo-spirited
    “I”ntersex
    “Q”ueer
    “Q”uestioning

    LGBTQ is the more commonly used term in the community; possibly because it is more user friendly!



  25. 25

    That is awesome!



  26. 26

    Her heart is on the other side– stupid.

    And way to be kind Cindi.

    WTF does the Q stand for? Quite Gay?



  27. 27

    Cyndi Lauper is a hero, nuff said



  28. 28

    I've always loved her. It's amazing that it was the artists from that generation that were the ones that did the charity work. Whatever happened to the 1990's and 2000 decades artists? They seem to just well to be honest none of the 1990's are memorable and not much better can be said about the 2000 artists.



  29. 29

    Re: St00p!d BitchassnessI believe I just answered that for you all! *winks*



  30. 30

    Re: El loco Norwegian
    You don't get it, do you? People actually become homeless at very young ages for no other crime than being born gay. They become at risk for AIDs, STDs, drug use, and generally being taken advantage of. I hope you didn't mean to be so cruel.



  31. 31

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN SO MUCH!!!



  32. 32

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brava, Cyndi!!!!



  33. 33

    Re: tallis – "…People actually become homeless at very young ages for no other crime than being born gay…"
    *
    *
    tallis,
    Becoming homeless is a terrible thing. I had to live in my Cadillac once for 3 weeks, but that probably doesn't count.
    If I had to go through this event, I would want in to be in America.
    There's a hell of a lot of handouts and missions and of course our charity minded Hollywood actors are always out there helping.
    A little context is needed on your part, however, since you probably haven't lived in places that can kill you at their whim.
    Gays are executed in places like Saudi Arabi,a and Iran. If you're lucky, you get to have a quick beheading versus the more painful and longer lasting their favorite stoning you to death.



  34. 34

    Re: SammiDe – Thanks for clearing that…and I rest my case about the excessive labeling. redundant, excessive, annoying, isolating. This is possibly the thing that irritates me most about my charming fellow homos.



  35. 35

    But a straight kid is fucked right. Will she let a straight kid shiver in the cold all night? Reverse discrimination here. Just as bad as the other way around. No sorry don't support this. A haven should encompass all, straight or gay.



  36. 36

    Isn't there ANYTHING wrong with her? She's a cute, talented, and compassionate artist. She pulled a hat trick in the "I'm a great person" contest!



  37. 37

    what an absolutely wonderful woman. that is so nice of her. i have so much more respect for her because of this.



  38. 38

    SHE HAS A GOOD HEART, BUT THEY DONT DESERVE IT!!!



  39. 39

    Yeah you and Gagaloo need to do the same thingg.



  40. 40

    Yeah there 7070 more youth that need homes, you and Ladygaygay need to make a home, kids are getting in trouble for her t-shirts and such, and she just making millions.



  41. 41

    I would hate to think that straights are being turned away?!?! HOW FUCKED UP WOULD THAT BE?! I'm going to trust that this is aimed at homosexuals, but gives ALL troubled youth a place to rest and relax.



  42. 42

    Yeah, Cyndi!!!



  43. 43

    What a lovely thing to do, thats pretty amazing, but not quite right.

    What about all the straight kids though… it is like positive discrimination in a way.

    Kids would be turned away based on their sexual orientation and color… which is not equality.



  44. 44

    I hope this housing is for kids who really need it, not those who just don't want to work or listen to mommy and daddy. By the time you're 18 to 24, you should really be able to take care of yourself!



  45. 45

    An excellent (and much needed) gesture, but the minimum age should be lower given that a majority of LGBT kids kicked out of the house are YOUNGER than 18.



  46. 46

    How ridiculous. There ARE places straight kids can go and yes, those need support too and other famous (and not famous) folks could support those. In case anyone didn't know, gay kids still get beat up and harassed by straight kids and adults. They could use a refuge where they can find not only shelter from the street but shelter from anti-gay hatred which you can find every day on this website (and everywhere else in the world). It's not a pity party, it's a fact. Everyone needs a safe place to call home.