Give a Damn Campaign Focuses on LGBT Discrimination

30 years ago,
when she was singing Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, who would have thought, Cyndi Lauper would become an LGBT spokesperson for us?!

A couple years ago, Cyndi launched the True Colors Fund . 
On the recent Celebrity Apprentice season, Cyndi was the only contestant who played to raise money for LGBT issues!

Now,  Lauper has  launched the Give a Damn  campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the GLBT community as part of her True Colors Fund. The campaign is to bring straight people to stand up with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community and stop the discrimination.

Other names included in the campaign are Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Elton John, Judith Light, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Kardashian, Clay Aiken, Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne. Anna Paquin is also part of the campaign and came out as bisexual.

The Give a Damn Campaign  releases its latest video which highlights that, in more than half the states in this country, a person can be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Whoopi Goldberg, Piper Perabo and Brad Goreski take part in this newest video in the campaign’s ongoing monthly series.

Despite the strides that have been made in this country to try to ensure equal opportunities, equal treatment and equal pay for all, “all” doesn’t necessarily somebody who is gay or transgender. Only 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Of those, only 12 also protect employees from discrimination based on gender identity. 

“Every day, people go to work afraid that they will lose their jobs because they are gay or transgender,” said Gregory Lewis, Executive Director of the True Colors Fund. “This is unacceptable in any country, but especially in the United States of America. No one should ever have to face this fear. It is time for things to change. We urge everyone to share this video, especially with the straight people in their lives, to help educate them about this issue and encourage them to get involved in ending this form of discrimination.”


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