Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Cyndi Lauper, Margaret Cho in Gay Rights Concert Tour

Cyndi Lauper just keeps on giving to the LGBT community. Now she’s letting Logo Network and the Human Rights Campaign use the title of her hit song, “True Colors,” (now considered more of a gay anthem than the music to a Kodak commercial) as the title of a national music tour to promote gay rights.

The 15-city “True Colors” concert tour, hosted by comic Margaret Cho, kicks off in Las Vegas on June 8, with a show in Berkeley, Friday June 29 at the Greek Theatre. The tour ends in Los Angeles on June 30.

“This tour is basically gonna be five hours of some of my favorite bands and me, and Margaret Cho making us laugh, and while we’re touring, we’re going to be raising awareness,” Lauper told The Associated Press on Friday. “I think people don’t know what’s going on, that’s all.”

Other tour talent includes gay singer/composer Rufus Wainright, the extra-gay Erasure, and Debbie Harry, formerly of Blondie.

Most of the performers are no stranger to gay fundraiser concerts. Harry’s performed at New York City’s Gay Pride events a few times. Several of the singers wowed crowds in Washington back in 2000 at HRC’s Equality Rocks concert, and Cho and Andy Bell of Erasure performed last summer in Chicago at Gay Games VII’s opening ceremonies. Lauper performed at the Games’ closing ceremony, donning a rainbow striped Statue of Liberty gown. Given the tour’s logo (see website), we expect to see her fabulously iconic couture on stage again.

— Jim Provenzano, March 12, 2007 @ 4:46 pm PST
Filed under: Arts,Music,Politics

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