Cyndi Lauper tells Greg In Hollywood how disappointed she is in Donald Trump’s stance on LGBT equality
Cyndi Lauper was an absolute sensation at last night’s Evening With Women event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The singer and LGBT activist ended the evening – which raised more than $500,000 for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center – with a three song set that included True Colors and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
I’ll be posting more about the event later today.
But I first wanted to share with you a bit of a chat I had with Cyndi before the event began. She had appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice last season to raise money for her True Colors Fund which benefits LGBT advocacy groups and works to raise awareness of LGBT issues like youth homelessness.
So she found Donald Trump’s recent remarks that he is against gay marriage to be especially hurtful. (Trump said on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor about same-sex marriage: “I just don’t feel good about it, I don’t feel right about it.”)
“We make strides and then they take it away,” she said sadly. ”I went on Trump, he embraced me and my charity and then he turned around and nullified everything. It broke me heart. I couldn’t believe it. It hurt my feelings so much.”
Cyndi said it appears that Trump, who has been getting a lot of attention as a possible Republican candidate for president, is doing what others in the party have done in the past.
“They use the gay community, the LGBT community to distract everybody and to say the gays this and that and it’s really a crock,” she said. “A lot of people who say things like that have people in their organization who are from the community who are the people who help make them successful.”